Rivington’s New-York Gazetteer: or, the Connecticut, Hudson’s River, New Jersey, and Quebec Weekly Advertiser. New York, NY: James Rivington, April 21, 1774. No. 53. 4pp, 11.5 x 18.25 in.
Exquisitely rare American Colonial newspaper title in and of itself, printed one year before the start of the Revolutionary War. The issue contains inside page, local New York City coverage of the April 1774 New York "Tea Party," in which the New York "Sons of Liberty" forced the British East India Company Tea Ship Nancy under the command of Captain Benjamin Lockyer to return to England without unloading the "detested tea" in New York City. This "Tea Party" was one of several that happened in the British North American colonies following the Boston Tea Party on December 14, 1773, and like the momentous actions in Boston, they were efforts to refuse tea shipments and to impose a boycott of the East India Company's product.
In addition, the issue features a lengthy, inside page letter sent to John Hancock, leader of the patriots of Massachusetts who had just finished with their own "tea party," as well as a female slave for sale advertisement.
Few light stains/spots throughout and some black marks/spotting along lower right portion of front page. Otherwise very fine condition.
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