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Wilkie, J. (fl. 1757-1823) The London chronicle. [Vol. 27, no. 2088 (May 1-May 3, 1770)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03126 Author/Creator: Wilkie, J. (fl. 1757-1823) Place Written: London, England Type: Newspaper Date: 1 -3 May 1770 Pagination: 8 p. ; 28.3 x 21.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Reports acts to regulate trials and elections, as well as parliamentary speeches and business. Advertisements include book publications, real estate, and epitaphs. A postscript fills the back page of this London newspaper detailing the Boston Massacre. An editorial insinuates that the Massacre was in fact premeditated, and could have been prevented by a single, active magistrate. In reality, jealousies and misinterpretation ensued.

Background Information: The paper was sold by J. Wilkie (d. 1785), and was later known as the Universal Evening Post.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Government and CivicsPoliticsLawElectionJudiciaryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyBoston MassacreRevolutionary War

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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