Lot 4: Boston Massacre Pamphlet
12th July 2017
Revolutionary War–dated printed pamphlet entitled "An Oration, delivered March 5th, 1779, at the Request of the Inhabitants of the Town of Boston; to Commemorate the Bloody Tragedy of the Fifth of March, 1770, By William Tudor, Esquire," 5.25 x 8, 18 pages, numbered 262, printed by Edes and Gill. Signed across the top of the first page, "Thos. Jackson April 15 1801." Some of the passages inside have been underlined, while others have been crossed out with several added corrections. In very good condition, with a few closely trimmed pages affecting the last letters of some lines, scattered soiling and foxing, and fragile thread binding. Each year since 1770, at a town meeting held in Faneuil Hall, a person was asked to deliver an oration to mark the anniversary of the Boston Massacre, including Dr. Joseph Warren in 1772 and 1775, and John Hancock in 1774.
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