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[FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, Peace Treaty]. Good News of the Preliminary Articles of Peace between England, France and Spain, sign'd the 3d of November, 1762. And also of a Compleat Victory Gain'd over the Austrians and Imperialists, by Prince Henry of Prussia, &c. [Portsmouth, N.H.?: no printer, 1762].
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[FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, Peace Treaty]. Good News of the Preliminary Articles of Peace between England, France and Spain, sign'd the 3d of November, 1762. And also of a Compleat Victory Gain'd over the Austrians and Imperialists, by Prince Henry of Prussia, &c. [Portsmouth, N.H.?: no printer, 1762].

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[FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR, Peace Treaty]. Good News of the Preliminary Articles of Peace between England, France and Spain, sign'd the 3d of November, 1762. And also of a Compleat Victory Gain'd over the Austrians and Imperialists, by Prince Henry of Prussia, &c. [Portsmouth, N.H.?: no printer, 1762].

Folio broadside (15¾ x 10¼ in). Printed in three columns. (Partial ink stamp at left-hand margin, very minor repairs at edges).

MOMENTOUS NEWS OF THE TREATY OF PARIS REACHES NEW ENGLAND. A rare, little-known broadside (not in AAS, Evans, Shipton & Mooney or Bristol) communicating news that a peace treaty had been agreed, ending the enormously costly Seven Years War. "Tuesday last arrived at Boston Capt. Davis from Bristol...by whom we have the following most important Articles. From the London Gazette...." Articles XIV and XV of the treaty, in column two, are headed "North America," and proclaim that "The whole of Canada to be ceded to England; and the most valuable part of what the French used to call Louisiana; the River Mississippi being declared the Boundary between the Colonies of the two Nations on the Continent of North America; the English to have the Navigation of the Mississippi down to the Sea...."

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