YANKEE-PENNAMITE WAR 1771 Newspaper Susquehanna River *

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YANKEE-PENNAMITE WAR 1771 Newspaper Susquehanna River * is a complete, genuine historic newspaper with the following title, date and description: LONDON CHRONICLE, September 10, 1771 * Yankee-Pennamite War * Susquehanna River & Wyoming Valley Inside under "America" is an extract of a letter from Pennsylvania mentioning "...a kind of internal war carried on within...this Province...I mean the attempt of the Connecticut people with a set of lawless banditti from our frontier, to fix a settlement at Wyoming, on the north branch of Susquehanna. T have been frequent engagements...some lives have been lost..." & more. Other news of the day, mostly European throughout. Quarto-size, 8 pages. wikipedia notes: The Pennamite-Yankee War (or Wars) is the name given to fighting which occurred between 1769 and 1799 between settlers from Connecticut who claimed the land along the North Branch of the Susquehanna River in the present Wyoming Valley, and settlers from Pennsylvania who laid claim to the same territory. Because the combatants were from Connecticut and Pennsylvania, the wars are also known as the Yankee-Pennamite Wars. King Charles II of England had granted the land to Connecticut in 1663, and also to William Penn in 1681. The charter of each colony assigned the territory to the colony; thus overlapping land claims existed. Both colonies purchased the same land by treaties with the Indians. Connecticut sent settlers to the area in 1754. Yankee settlers from Connecticut founded the town of Wilkes-Barre in 1769. Armed bands of Pennsylvanians (Pennamites) tried without success to expel them in 1769-70, and again in 1775. The "wars" were not particularly bloodyâe"in the First Pennamite war, two men from Connecticut were killed and one from Pennsylvania in the course of two years. Pennsylvania followed suit and established a settlement through two lessees, Ogden and Stewart. In 1771, Connecticut's claim was confirmed by by King George III. In 1773, more settlers from Connecticut erected a new town, which they named Westmoreland. However, the Pennsylvanians refused to leave, and, in December 1775, the militia of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, actually made an abortive attack on a Connecticut settlement. On July 3, 1778, the infamous Wyoming Massacre occurred, which was an episodic event within the Pennamite-Yankee War period. At the end of the American Revolution, conflicts between the two claimants continued, and in 1782, the Continental Congress overturned the English king's ruling and upheld Pennsylvania's claim to the area. But when the state sought to force the Yankees from the land, another Pennamite war ensued, with Connecticut and Vermont sending men to help the settlers. Umbrage remained until the Pennsylvania Legislature confirmed the various land titles in 1788. The controversy ended in 1799, with the Wyoming Valley becoming part of Pennsylvania, and the Yankee settlers becoming Pennsylvanians with legal claims to their land. Please Note: All of our offerings are 100% authentic! We do not offer reprints or reproductions of any kind. They are guaranteed to be original! See below the photo for additional information related to Shipping, our Return Policy, Premium Packaging, Certificates of Authenticity, and other offerings by Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers. Shipping Policy... A U.S. winner pays $5.00 S&H. Additional eBay items won add $1.00 to the shipping charge. Non-U.S. winners should contact us for additional shipping costs. Winners of multiple items (excluding bound volumes) may pay only one $5.00 S&H charge provided items are paid for simultaneously. All U.S. orders shipped via UPS and all orders over $200 which are shipped by USPS Priority Mail include insurance as provided by the national carrier selected by our shipping department. If desired, winning bidders from outside the U.S. may contact us for an insurance quote. Expedited shipping is available for all orders upon request. Every effort is made to ship all orders within 24 business hours of receiving payment. Re...