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Excellent Report of the Boston Massacre A complete and authentic issue of The London Chronicle, 8pp., disbound, Fine. From the interior, Column headline, Tuesday, April 24, London, From the Boston Gazette newspaper, the issue so famous that it was reported here due to its excellent account of this, one of the most famous events of the 18th century, and a catalyst for action which would result in the Revolutionary War. The extraordinary and detail report runs 1-1/3 pages. In part, ""On the evening of Monday, being the 5th current, several soldiers of the 29th regiment were seen parading the streets with their drawn cutlasses & bayonets, abusing & wounding numbers of the inhabitants..." with further details concerning the provocations, with further on: "...The noise brought people together...John Hicks, a young lad, coming up knocked the soldier down...In less than a minute ten or twelve soldiers came out with drawn cutlasses, clubs & bayonets & set upon the unarmed boys...began to push and drive the people off, pricking some & threatening others; on which the people grew clamorous and, it is said, threw snowballs. On this the Captain commanded his men to fire & more snow-balls coming, he again said, D--n you, fire, be the consequence what it will! One soldier then fired...By this fatal manoeuvre, several were laid dead on the spot...The dead are Mr. Samuel Gray, killed on the spot. A mulatto man named Crisipus Attucks...Mr. James Caldwell...Mr. Samuel Maverick...A lad named Christopher Monk..." with more.
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Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $2,600 - $4,000
Auction closed on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
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