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Powars & Willis (1776-1801) The Independent chronicle. And the universal advertiser. [Vol. 11, no. [illegible]]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08796 Author/Creator: Powars & Willis (1776-1801) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Newspaper Date: 21 January 1779 Pagination: v. : 4 p. ; 44 cm.

Summary of Content: Inscribed by Reverend J. Twain with a note, perhaps in his hand: "Contentall mony. How is it is to be called in May 20 1777 & April 11. 1778. 15 000 000 & 6 million for 15 years." Front page publishes a letter to Lord Chatham of which the author is unknown and ends at the top of page two with the words "to be continued." Includes news of British troops in Georgia and Florida, war plans of King George III, Washington's thoughts on prisoner exchange, and a letter signed by Thomas Paine.

Background Information: "The Independent chronicle. And the universal advertiser" was published weekly from 7 November 1776 through 29 December 1800. Masthead ornament of a mounted soldier with sword drawn and banner reading "Independence." Continues the "Independent ...chronicle," printed from 19 September through 31 October 1776. Continued by the semiweekly "Independent chronicle" printed by Adams & Rhoades from 21 December 1801 through 29 May 1817.
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People: Powars & Willis, 1776-1801
Twain, J., fl. 1779
Pitt, William, 1749-1823
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809
George III, King of the United Kingdom, 1738-1820
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentsRevolutionary WarCoins and CurrencyFinanceEconomicsGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsMilitary HistoryRevolutionary War GeneralPrisoner of WarPolitics

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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