Boston: Edes & Gill, 1769. 4pp. Folio. Neatly silked on both sides of sheet. Some small losses at old fold lines. Lightly soiled. Very good. The BOSTON GAZETTE, published weekly, was established in 1719 as a competitor to the BOSTON NEWS-LETTER and ran for nearly a century (1719-1798). From April 1756 to December 1793, it was published with the additional "AND COUNTRY JOURNAL." During the American Revolution, the GAZETTE was a leading publisher of material protesting British taxes and anti-British sentiment. Contributors included such notable personages as Samuel Adams, Phyllis Wheatley, and Paul Revere. This issue contains news from Britain, including tidbits about Edmund Burke, John Wilkes, Isaac Barre, and others. There is also a brief article, signed Tacitus, railing against the tyranny of Britain: "If this be government, what is anarchy!" BRIGHAM, pp.297-303. (Inventory #: WRCAM43057)
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