The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: July 17

London, July 17, 1775.
We have reason to fear that the congress now sitting at Philadelphia will publish a manifesto, in which they will proclaim to all the world the reasons of their separation from Great Britain, and an invitation to all Europe to trade with them, and to assist them in their determined resolutions never more to submit to the parliament of England.

Virginia Gazette (Pinkney) October 5, 1775

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News from London dated July 17, 1775 is printed in the Virginia Gazette more than two months later. Note that almost a year before Congress declares independence, the British press is anticipating it.

Sources: comment/Jclark

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