Lot 401: Revolutionary War–dated issue of the New England Chronicle and Essex Gazette, June 8, 1775, four pages, 9.75 x 15.5, printed by Samuel and Ebenezer Hall at their office in Stoughton Hall in Harvard College. The newspaper contains much war-related content, including an open letter to General Gage and a lengthy front-page editorial entitled "A Bloody Court, a Bloody Ministry, and a Bloody Parliament," in part: "His Majesty, his minions, and instruments of slaughter, are now safe, in robbing the people of their property, by shameful and iniquitous taxes, in time of peace; safe in their subversion of the protestant religion; safe and successful in their cruel plan for starving the honest and industrious inhabitants, and destroying the trade of the town of Boston, in America, and the commerce of England; safe so far in their attempt to destroy the lives, rights, liberties, and privileges of millions; I say they are safe, in all these violations of, and depredations on our national security, and natural rights, because we are tame." Tape-repaired separations to the adjoining fold, scattered creases, and several edge tears, otherwise very good condition.
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