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Edes, Benjamin (1732-1803) Boston gazette and country journal. [No. 1262 (November 2, 1778)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08790 Author/Creator: Edes, Benjamin (1732-1803) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Newspaper Date: 2 November 1778 Pagination: 4 p. : newspaper ; 39.2 x 25.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses a book on government, liberty, and tyranny by pastor Isaac Backus. Contains Articles of Capitulation concerning Francois Claude Amour (the Marquis de Bouille). Mentions General Horatio Gates's arrival in Hartford, Connecticut. Refers to a large issue of counterfeit bills circulating in New York, describing specific characteristics of the counterfeits. Includes various advertisements. Contains several references to the lottery.

Background Information: Edes and his son, also named Benjamin (1755-1801), worked as publishers in Boston. Amour served as Governor of the Antilles.

People: Edes, Benjamin, 1732-1803
Backus, Isaac, 1724-1806
Bouillé, François-Claude-Amour, marquis de, 1739-1800
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistorySurrenderFranceRevolutionary War GeneralContinental ArmyConvention ArmyCoins and CurrencyLottery

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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