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(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) Issue of Edinburgh Advertiser including a thanksgiving proclamation by John Hancock. Pages -424 (issue XXII:48 complete) on one folding uncut sheet. 4to, 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches; folds, minor wear, minor soiling to final page. Edinburgh, Scotland, 30 December 1774
A large portion of this Scottish newspaper is devoted to the coming rebellion in America. It includes a thanksgiving proclamation by John Hancock as president of the Continental Congress, to be observed the day before the first anniversary of the Boston Tea Party; the 21 October "Memorial to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies" issued by Congress (here titled "A Letter from the General Congress to the Inhabitants of the American Colonies"); and much more.
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