Abstracts from the New London Gazette covering Southeastern Connecticut, 1770-1773


The period of 1770-1773 was a relatively peaceful period in the history of colonial New London and other towns of southeastern Connecticut. Business and trade were flourishing; however, beneath the illusion of peace and prosperity, was an undercurrent of unrest-of Americans seeking liberty from King George and Mother England. The New London Gazette 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, fires and crimes, maritime matters ranging from ship arrivals to shipwrecks, 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

2008, 5½x8½, paper, index, 298 pp.

ISBN: 9780788445521