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[BATTLE OF LEXINGTON AND CONCORD]. The Shrewsbury Chronicle...

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[BATTLE OF LEXINGTON AND CONCORD]. The Shrewsbury Chronicle, Or, Wood’s British Advertising Gazette… Vol IV, Numb. 128. [Shrewsbury, June 17, 1775]. The first two pages (the last two pages are lacking) of this weekly newspaper. Two folio pages on one-half of a folded folio sheet. Each page approximately 461 x 309 mm. On laid paper. Toned, creased, some wear, light chipping to left margin (most likely indicating that this was excised from a book). Halfpenny tax stamp at lower right corner of p. 1. Pp. 1 and 2 have articles relating the British version of the Battle of Lexington and Concord (originally fought April 19, 1775) and the British occupation of Boston, much of the information coming from British General Thomas Gage (1718-1787). An early British newspaper account of the first battle of the Revolutionary War: “General Gage, having received intelligence of a large quantity of military stores being collected at Concord, for the avowed purpose of supplying a body of troops to act in opposition to his Majesty’s government, detached, on the 18th of April at night, the grenadiers of his army and the light infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Smith, of the 10th regiment and Major Pitcairne of the Marines, with order to destroy the said stores; and the next morning eight companies of the 4th, the same number of the 23d and 49th, and some Marines marched under the command of Lord Percy, to support the other detachments…”

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[BATTLE OF LEXINGTON AND CONCORD]. The Shrewsbury Chronicle, Or, Wood’s British Advertising Gazette… Vol IV, Numb. 128. [Shrewsbury, June 17, 1775]. The first two pages (the last two pages are lacking) of this weekly newspaper. Two folio pages on one-half of a folded folio sheet. Each page approximately 461 x 309 mm. On laid paper. Toned, creased, some wear, light chipping to left margin (most likely indicating that this was excised from a book). Halfpenny tax stamp at lower right corner of p. 1. Pp. 1 and 2 have articles relating the British version of the Battle of Lexington and Concord (originally fought April 19, 1775) and the British occupation of Boston, much of the information coming from British General Thomas Gage (1718-1787). An early British newspaper account of the first battle of the Revolutionary War: “General Gage, having received intelligence of a large quantity of military stores being collected at Concord, for the avowed purpose of supplying a body of troops to act in opposition to his Majesty’s government, detached, on the 18th of April at night, the grenadiers of his army and the light infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Smith, of the 10th regiment and Major Pitcairne of the Marines, with order to destroy the said stores; and the next morning eight companies of the 4th, the same number of the 23d and 49th, and some Marines marched under the command of Lord Percy, to support the other detachments…”

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