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Advert; opening of shop

Advert; opening of shop


From Bonner and Middleton’s Bristol Journal – editorials all talk of either rebellions in America or French wars.

Advert announcing the opening of a shop by Mary Dawson, selling tea, sugar, etc.

In 1776, the thirteen American colonies began fighting for independence from Britain. France, Spain and Holland supported the Americans. North America supplied the Caribbean islands with large amounts of food and supplies. The American colonies also bought a large amount of the sugar, rum and molasses produced. The resulting war seriously disrupted transatlantic trade, and Bristol merchants were affected by this. In the Caribbean, 3,000 slaves died as a result of food shortages caused by the war.

Date: Nov 19th 1774

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

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