The News Media and the Making of America, 1730-1865

Important Intelligence of PEACE! Between America and Great-Britain

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Description

This broadside announcing the Treaty of Paris was published by Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831) in Worcester, Massachusetts. The subtitle—”Sure and Certain”—immediately tries to dispel any worries about the treaty being a rumor. But in case there was any doubt, Thomas also lists exactly where the news came from. Being an inland town, Worcester was at the end of a long news network: the intelligence came by ship into Philadelphia, then moved on to New Jersey, New York, and Boston, finally reaching Worcester nine days later. As Thomas notes, “Great rejoicing has been manifested wherever the above glorious intelligence came.” 

Title

Important Intelligence of PEACE! Between America and Great-Britain

Alternative Title

Important Intelligence of PEACE! Between America and Great-Britain, and all the European Powers at War.

Type

Broadside

Date

1783

Publisher

Isaiah Thomas

Coverage

Worcester, Mass.

Format

30 x 23 cm.

Citation

“Important Intelligence of PEACE! Between America and Great-Britain,” The News Media and the Making of America, 1730-1865, accessed May 29, 2020, https://americanantiquarian.org/earlyamericannewsmedia/items/show/66.