Nov 25, 2014 - Sale 2368

Sale 2368 - Lot 25

Price Realized: $ 10,400
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Thornton, Matthew. In Provincial Congress, Exeter . . . Whereas it has Pleased the Righteous Governor of the World to Permit Evil Men, on Both Sides of the Atlantick, to Ripen their Plots against the Liberties of America into Violence. Letterpress broadside, 14 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches; moderate wear along folds without loss of text; edges untrimmed. [Exeter, NH: Robert Fowle, 6 June 1775]

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A Thanksgiving proclamation by the governor of the New Hampshire Provincial Congress, two weeks before the Battle of Bunker Hill. "Resolved ... that Thursday the twenty-second day of this instant, be observed as a day of humiliation, fasting and prayer." Evans 14275. 4 copies in ESTC, and none known at auction.