Aris's Birmingham Gazette: or, the General Correspondent… No. LX. ANSON, BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE.

Aris's Birmingham Gazette… No. LX…
Aris's Birmingham Gazette: or, the General Correspondent… No. LX.

Birmingham: T. Aris, Monday January 3 1743.

Two-leaf newspaper, loose as issued; franked with tax stamp.

Eight Million Pieces of Eight

Original newspaper containing exciting news of Anson's buccaneering windfall: 'that Commodore Anson has taken eight rich Prizes, and after ravaging the Coast, departed about the middle of April for the East Indies; that he has two Ships with him, and 300 men in perfect health; and that the Spaniards generally own that he had taken to the value of Eight Million Pieces of Eight' (p.2, column 3); while another report (p.3 column 2) tells of Anson's cook, stranded on the coast of Baja California, having been taken before the Spanish governor who persuaded him to give a true account of the whereabouts of the fleet -- but by the time vessels were sent in pursuit Anson's ships had already set sail for England. The newspaper contains considerable other shipping news, much of which concerns successes by privateers.

Original newspaper containing exciting news of Anson's buccaneering windfall: 'that Commodore Anson has taken eight rich Prizes, and after ravaging the Coast, departed about the middle of April for the East Indies; that he has two Ships with him, and 300 men in perfect health; and that the Spaniards generally own that he had taken to the value of Eight Million Pieces of Eight' (p.2, column 3); while another report (p.3 column 2) tells of Anson's cook, stranded on the coast of Baja California, having been taken before the Spanish governor who persuaded him to give a true account of the whereabouts of the fleet -- but by the time vessels were sent in pursuit Anson's ships had already set sail for England. The newspaper contains considerable other shipping news, much of which concerns successes by privateers.

Condition Report: Some fraying and wear at fold and edges, small tear without loss at centre of first leaf.

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