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    Sale 2310 | Lot 23
    Price Realized: $3,840With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2310 Lot 23

      "MY COUNTRY WILL SOON BE FREE" (AMERICAN REVOLUTION--PRELUDE.) The Massachusetts Spy, or, Thomas's Boston Journal. Illustrated "Join or Die" masthead by Paul Revere. 4 pages, 17 1/2 x 11 inches, on one sheet; disbound, worn at folds with slight loss, minor dampstaining. Boston: Isaiah Thomas, 25 August 1774

      Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

      Filled with pre-revolutionary news and opinion. A long letter from "A Connecticut Farmer" supports the non-importation movement. Letters from the Committees of Correspondence in Dartmouth and Brookline, MA, and a long report from Charleston, SC show that Boston was not alone. A letter from Berkshire County describes how the people prevented the colonial court from convening, adding that "blood will too probably be spilled in this contest." Most dramatically, a letter to Governor Gage signed "Fabius" concludes "I know my country will soon be free, and her incorrigible enemies will lick the dust." Brigham, Paul Revere's Engravings, page 202 and plate 70.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $3,840