Lot 207: Boston Massacre

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-12-18 16:59:15

Lot 207: Boston Gazette and County Journal newspaper from March 12, 1770, four pages, 10.5 x 15.75, reporting on the Boston Massacre reprinted in 1876 to celebrate the Revolutionary War Centennial. The three columns on pages two and three are black-bordered, with four drawn coffins printed on page three, each with the initials of the Bostonians who were killed: "SG," "SM," "JC," and "CA." An account of the event, in part: "Capt. Preston with a party of men with charged bayonets, came from the main guard to the commissioner's house, the soldiers pushing their bayonets, crying, make way! They took place by the custom house and, continuing to push to drive the people off pricked some in several places, on which they were clamorous and, it is said, threw snow balls. On this, the Captain commanded them to fire." In very good condition, with tape-repaired separations to folds and edge tears and uniform toning. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467 Wednesday, 13th January 2016 Estimate: $200-400
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