Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Fresh Intelligence

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06653 Author/Creator: Place Written: New York Type: Broadside Date: 1775/09/05 Pagination: 1 sheet ; 42.8 x 26.9 cm

Summary of Content: Broadside printing of news: Captain Lee of Liverpool sends report of resolution to King George III to dismiss his advisors for giving poor counsel about the rebellious colonies (a false report). States troop strength of the colonies and of Spain and France. Also mentions the mobilization of Spanish troops.

Background Information:


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsFranceMilitary History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources