Abstracts from the New London Gazette covering Southeastern Connecticut, 1763-1769


The first issue of the New London Gazette (published on November 18, 1763) proclaimed that it contained "the latest advices Foreign and Domestic." The seal of England was prominent on its front page. This four-page paper was published weekly and normally carried news of Europe, England and the other colonies; followed by local news from: New London, Groton, Stonington, Norwich, Lyme, Windham and other towns of southeastern Connecticut. Local news included deaths and weddings, accidents of every sort imaginable, discussions at town meetings, and much more. Shipping news was a regular feature, as were advertisements for personal property, real estate, and slaves; legal notices to creditors; notices of missing horses and other livestock; lists of letters waiting to be claimed at the post office; "Poet's Corner;" and "Letters to the Editor;" A full name plus subject index augments the wealth of genealogical and historical information preserved on these pages.

Richard B. Marrin

2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 334 pp.

ISBN: 9780788441714