Posted 10 years ago
This is a 1773 newspaper, specificly the maryland journal and the baltimore advertisier. About a year ago, I took the newspaper out of the sleave, a once in a life time (becasue it's so fragile) thing, to take some pictures of the newpaper, and these are the pics.What makes this newspaper interesting, is that it's volume 1, and this is no. 1. So it's the first of the newspaper. If your a history buff, you probably know that George Washington was a surveyer before he became general for the continetal army, later the president. And there's an ad for lots of land in the ohio valley, and becasue of the proclamation of 1763, no one was allowed to settle in land west of the apalation mountains, so this could be a early sign of rebel from the brittish, and it's written by George Washington! I don't know about you, but I just get shivers up my spine when i'm holding a piece of history like that. The pictures are big enough to read the newspaper it self. Ther's also a ad for a runaway slave on the back.