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1780 Boston Newspaper * Paul Revere Engraved Masthead * Sword In Hand * Original For Sale
REVOLUTIONARY WAR NEWSPAPER
BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS , THURSDAY , MARCH 9, 1780
THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE AND THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER
PRINTED BY NATHANIEL WILLIS
CONTAINS THE " NARRATIVE OF COL. ETHAN ALLEN'S CAPTIVITY "
THE MASTHEAD WAS ENGRAVED BY PAUL REVERE WITH THE SAME IMAGE HE USED ON THE COLONIAL CURRENCY FROM MASSACHUSETTS THE FAMOUS " SWORD IN HAND " THE PATRIOTIC SOLDIER IS IN UNIFORM IN HIS RIGHT HAND IS HIS SWORD AND IN HIS LEFT HAND HE HOLDS A SCROLL ON WHICH IS THE WORD " INDEPENDENCE " ABOVE THAT IS A BANNER ON WHICH IS WRITTEN " APPEAL TO HEAVEN "
THIS FOUR PAGE NEWSPAPER CONTAINS NOT ONLY THE AMAZING NARRATIVE OF COLONEL ETHAN ALLEN'S CAPTIVITY AND THE ABUSE THE BRITISH WERE MEETING OUT TO REBEL PRISONERS OF WAR !
AS WELL AS OTHER NEWS AND ARTICLES CONCERNING THE WAR !
THIS WAS A VERY DANGEROUS NEWSPAPER TO HAVE IN YOUR POSSESSION IF THE BRITISH TROOPS FOUND YOU WITH THIS YOU WERE IN VERY SERIOUS TROUBLE ! !
FOR THIS VERY REASON FEW OF THESE NEWSPAPERS SURVIVED THE WAR ! !
THIS EXAMPLE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION ! !
( MEASURES : 15.25 INCHES LONG BY 10 INCHES WIDE )
QUITE RARE AND VERY DESIRABLE ! !
GUARANTEED GENUINE AND ALL ORIGINAL ! !
14 DAY RETURN PRIVILEGE ! !
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1780 Boston Newspaper * Paul Revere Engraved Masthead * Sword In Hand * Original: $175