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    Default Old Liverpool Newspaper Cuttings

    The Times, May 21st, 1789.
    A petiton to Parliament against the abolition of slavery.

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    The Times, Mar 24th, 1788.
    Public sale at the 4th Custom House, at the head of the Old Dock.

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    The Times, Feb 5th, 1789.
    Public sale at the 4th Custom House, at the head of the Old Dock.

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    Great, where did you get these from? Do you know which newspapers they were cut from?

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    Thanks goldenface. They're all from The Times, c.1788/89

    I'll post some more a little later.
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    Liverpool brokers, private sale, showing goods including Ivory.
    The Times, 1788, Mar 4,

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    Liverpool sends a petition of 13,520 signatures against the slave trade, due to the high motality rate of sailors who would crew guinea men [slave ships].
    The Times, 1788, Mar 5,

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    The Mercury, to set sail from Liverpool, bound for Naples.
    The Times, 1788, Jun 12

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    Liverpool guinea-men being refitted with guns following a dispute with Spain to protect British trade.
    The Times, 1790, Jul 20,

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    Mayoral contest between Mr Case, and Mr Blundell - riots break out in Liverpool with many skirmishes, leaving many wounded and one dead.
    The Times, 1791, Oct 24,

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    I'll never get used to S's looking like F's! Wonder when that changed? Interesting stuff/stuss,anyway,D!

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    Try saying " Suck A Lemon "

    Great reading these clippings
    BE NICE......................OR ELSE

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    Thanks Steve and Spike.


    Why do they substitute the letters "F" for "S"? What's odd is that they still use the letter "s" in some parts of the word, but not others? Some examples below:

    'Restrictions' is spelt "Reftrictions"

    'Vessels' is spelt "Veffels"

    'Great loss' is "Great lofs"

    'Seamen' is "feamen"

    'Several Skirmishes' is "feveral fkirmifhes"

    'Passengers' is "paffengers"





    Liverpool is also recorded as "Liverpoole" in 5th March 1788 Times edition, but "Liverpool" generally afterwards. Interestingly, Poole, in Dorset, still possesses it's end letter "e".


    I'll post some more later.
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    More snippets of byegone Liverpool life.







    The Times, 1803, Jan 20
    "A dreadful fire broke out...Lord street"

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    The Times, 1803, Sep 10
    Royal Prince to buy St. Domingo in Everton.

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    The Times, 1803, Nov 16
    "two persons...improper conduct and expressions....during a voyage" Whatever can this mean?

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    The Times, 1804, Mar 26
    Mr Sparling [prev. owner of St. Domingo House mentioned above] duel proceedings.

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    The Times, 1804 Oct 16
    Liverpool woman with counterfeit silver.

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    The Times, 1804 Dec 19
    The hare and St John's churchyard.

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    I'll have to try spend some time tranflating them ha ha ha

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    Post A Liverpool letter from 1831...

    ...spotted at a small Civil War museum in Grand Gulf Military State Park in Mississippi, just South of Vicksburg, on our trip last month.

    It is from Liverpool agent to a plantation owner discussing the markets in cotton, tobacco and wheat.

    In 1831, Liverpool was receiving 18,000 bales of cotton a week to keep the Northern mills going. Anyone know about how many ship loads that was?

    The museum manager was very helpful and took the letter out of it's clear cover and we photographed it in the sun outside. Alex Gordon who penned it had nice handwriting.

    I have some more pictures taken at the "other" Cotton Exchange in Memphis if any one is interested... the one that supplied the cotton to the Liverpool Cotton Exchange.

    Make sure you get the picture in it's full 2024 pixel resolution to read it...

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    Interesting az,

    No doubt all that cotton was picked by American slaves, as abolition would have followed later after the civil war.

    "The first American cotton was unloaded in Liverpool in 1784. There were only eight bags. Less than forty years later, half a million bales were arriving each year from America. Other countries also supplied cotton, including Brazil, Egypt and India. By 1850, cotton accounted for almost half of the city’s trade. Over 1.5 million bales were imported" Source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    Interesting az,

    No doubt all that cotton was picked by American slaves, as abolition would have followed later after the civil war.
    Yes, that would be the case... We visted several Civil War battle sites on our trip, with Shiloh (at Savannah, TN) being the most interesting.
    It was the first bloody battle of the Civil War (141,000 soldiers, 17% casualities), and was an eye-opener for the rest of the country - very much like the posting today about the WWI battle of the Somme.

    The objective was control of the Mississippi river and the lifeline to the South. Near Shiloh is the battle site at Corinth, which was the crossroads of the two major train lines (E-W and N-S) of the time - another strategic objective. The track has been relaid several times, but the crossing is still there.

    Reading the labels on the exhibits at that museum reminded me of the museum in Quebec, Canada - it wasn't clear from the labels at either location who won the war...
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    Interesting tour az. Liverpool backed the Southern States, The Confederacy had the climate, the cotton plantations and free labour to support the mills back here in Lancashire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    Interesting tour az. Liverpool backed the Southern States, The Confederacy had the climate, the cotton plantations and free labour to support the mills back here in Lancashire.
    Yes.. many of the museums we were in talked about Liverpool and the Confederate fleet - mentioned many times here on YO. Lots of references to the CSS Alabama - the blockade buster built in Birkenhead.


    The biggest Museum surprise was finding the Royal Armoury Museum in Louisville, Kentucky -

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    A long way from the Tower of London

    http://www.royalarmouries.org/home

    Perhaps the Queen did it in appreciation for racing her horses in Kentucky...

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    I wonder did the Conferate flag ever fly here in Liverpool? They had lots of support, and the business ties speak for themselves.
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