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Revolutionary War Newspaper "The Independent Chronicle and Universal Advertiser" with Masthead Design after Paul Revere’s “Sword in Hand” Colonial Currency Note Design

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December 26, 1782-Dated Revolutionary War Period Content, Newspaper titled, "Independent Chronicle and Universal Advertiser", with Masthead Design after Paul Revere’s “Sword in Hand” Issue Currency, Boston, Complete, Very Fine.

A complete 4-page full Issue of the "Independent Chronicle and Universal Advertiser" for December 26, 1782, measuring 11.75” x 17”. The top center Masthead’s woodcut illustration is after Paul Revere’s engraved “Sword in Hand” prior currency issues. It resembles Revere's Copper-Plate engraving of the Seal of the State of Massachusetts Bay depicting an American Patriot Minuteman holding a copy of The Declaration of Independence reading, “INDE / PEND / ENCE” in his left hand and a raised Sword in his right hand, a legend above reading “APPEAL TO HEAVEN”.

This newspaper has historic contemporary content with reports on correspondence between Count de VERGENNES’s letter to General George Washington, and has extensive reporting with numerous accounts on page 3 from Charlestown (sic), South Carolina, and an interesting War report from Baltimore of an: “engagement between five armed barges fitted out for the protection of the bay against the enemy’s Commodore, with the whole crew, it is said, blown up, by his magazine taking fire, said to be occasioned by the bursting of an hand-grenade, thrown by one of our people...”. Plus, numerous advertisements and notices including by Joseph Callender “a pair Six-lb (pound) Cannon with Carriages ‘Bought in a Prize’” (purchase from a captured enemy ship). Noted at top left as newspaper delivered to a “Sam Clark of Sandwich (MA).
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