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Newspaper, The Boston Chronicle, September 12, 1768, 8pp., disbound, loose spine, VG. From the interior, "Benjamin Franklin, Esq., is chosen Agent for Virginia". From the interior is a report of two traders in Michigan "were lately murdered ... by the Poutawatmic Indians at the Southwest end of Lake Michigan ... Also a report from Salem that: "...a vessel that arrived therewith molasses, the populace were so enraged that they stript him, then wrapped him in a tarred sheet, and rolled him in feathers; having done this they carried him about the streets in a cart & then banished him [from] the town for six weeks." The back page has an advertisement for the "Liberty Song" considered one of the first patriotic songs in the colonies & written by John Dickinson. His newspaper published only briefly from December 21, 1767 until 1770. The Chronicle was a Loyalist paper in the time before the American Revolution. The publishers accused the Boston Merchants' Committee of using the non-importation agreement for illegal profiteering. The irritated readership ransacked the offices of the Chronicle, and ultimately, it ceased operations in 1770.
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Tar & Feathered in Salem Massachusetts

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $143.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
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