THE LONDON GAZETTE. JANUARY 11, 1682.

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London: Printed by Thomas Newcomb, 1682. Broadsheet, 9 3/4 x 6 inches. A copy of the oldest surviving English newspaper, started in 1665. Some marginal toning. (Item ID: 3929)

Of special interest in this issue is an article on Jamaica. A group of Jamaican planters and merchants, led by Sir Charles Littleton, delivered an address offering their thanks to His Majesty. "We do (as we have the greatest reason in the world for it) bless God, and most humbly thank your Majesty for our care in protecting us, for your grace and justice in assimilating our Government to that of our native country of England; for your majesties favoring us wit an order for supply of Negroes at reasonable rates; and for those many repeated acts of grace, justice, bounty and protection, which your Majesty hath been pleased to confirm upon us, this your great and flourishing colony."



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