Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 16

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) Collection of Pennsylvania Gazette issues discussing the Boston Tea Party, Suffolk Resolves, and more. 38 issues, most 4 pages and about 17 x 10 1/4 inches, partially disbound; 19 of the issues complete, the other 19 defective with some loss of text (most of them crude circular tears on the second leaves), dampstaining and closed tears to a few other issues; each with name of subscriber Grant Gibbon in upper margin. Philadelphia: Hall and Sellers, 1773-74

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The complete 4 January 1774 issue prints a Bostonian justification for the recent Boston Tea Party: "The People, tho' unanimously determined that the East-India Company's Tea should not be sold or landed . . . took every possible Measure in their Power, to get rid of the Tea . . . but deprived of any other Way to get rid of it, were obliged to destroy it in their own Defense." An early printing of the Suffolk Resolves appear here in full, as presented to the Continental Congress, in the 21 September 1774 issue (dampstained but complete). Other highlights include Governor Hutchinson's second speech to the Massachusetts House of Representatives (17 March 1773 issue); views of the Virginia Committee of Correspondence contacting Massachusetts (9 June 1773); publication of the first and third batches of secret Hutchinson letters (7 and 21 July 1773); a New York letter on the non-importation agreement (17 November 1773); minutes of a Boston meeting opposing the Tea Act (24 November 1773); "Observations on Inoculation for the Small-Pox" (16 February 1774); Benjamin Franklin's note taking responsibility for sharing the Hutchinson letters (16 March 1774); London debates on the Boston Port Bill (25 May 1774); a letter from Boston on the occupation (15 June 1774); debates in Parliament on the Tea Act, and Philadelphia resolutions against the Port Bill (21 April 1774); Governor Gage's proclamation against the Massachusetts Congress (23 November 1774); and much more. Complete list with condition issues available upon request. with--the 10 May 1797 issue.