September 22, 2011
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Bound Volume of "The London Chronicle,"February 4, 1758 through October 7, 1758, printed three times per week, eight pages each issues, 106 issues with index, tightly rebound. The London Chronicle ran from 1757 April 23, 1823, focused on world and national news, coverage of artistic, literary, and theatrical events. Perfuse war reports of the French & Indian War. We provide here a glimpse.[February 18, 1758] New York .."Our latest accounts from Albany..a body of about 300 Indians and 100 Frenchmen had actually fallen on that part of the German flats situated on the north part of the Mohawk river and burned and destroyed every house and barn they came to, killed and scalped about ten or twelve inhabitants .. ... French have taken two New York privateers ..."; [March 18, 1758] A runaway Slave ad.; [March 28, 1758] "America" with considerable news regarding possible attack by the French on Fort Edward ..."; [April 25, 1758] "... that a corporal and 15 men were killed ... that a soldier got into the fort after being scalped ... that Captain Rogers with 130 rangers went immediately in pursuit of the Indians ..."; [May 2, 1758] Full 1-1/2 page listing of paintings sold includes three paintings by Rembrandt.; [June 3, 1758] "America" .. "you have heard of the brave Major Roger's misfortune .. was attacked .. 700 savages ...(killed) in whole about 137 men."; [July 1, 1758] "General Abercrombie preparing to go against Crown Point with 14,000 men and Col. Forbes with 2,000 against Fort DuQuesne .."; [July 8, 1758] " ...the Indians making daily encroachments on the black inhabitants having lately ... 62 persons being killed and taken prisoners by the inhuman savages .."; [August 19, 1758] "M. le Chavelier Drcour, governor of Louisburg surrendered that place by capitulation ... The garrison at Louisburg shall be prisoners of war ..." continues with 2/3 page report.; [August 19, 1758] Extraordinary report from two letters regarding the fall of Louisburg runs two full pages.; [August 22, 1758] "We hear from the camp at Fort Littleton...that Colonel Washington was daily expected there with 1400 Virginians .."; [September 21, 1758] A 2/3 page report on the Battle at Lake George.; [September 23, 1758] "America" A 2/3 page letter recounts the Battle, begins "You will have heard of our defeat at Ticonderoga ..."
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Reporting the French & Indian War - George Washington, Rogers Rangers, Fall of Louisburg

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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,422.00
Auction closed on Thursday, September 22, 2011.
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