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A Broadsheet was the colonial version of a newspaper; a large sheet of paper (usually printed only on one side), containing breaking news or official pronouncements. Since it is now the Age of the Internet, we at Colonial Sense scour the web (so you won't have to!), combing for articles of interest relating, in some fashion, to the American colonial era. The 10 most recently-posted items are displayed on our Home page. Older articles, as well as the new, can be found here in a fully searchable format. We hope you find these informative and useful...
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Debarred Arms
June 23, 2016, Snopes by Dan Evon

CLAIM: Thomas Jefferson wrote that "the strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms" is to "protect themselves against tyranny in government."

STATUS: False
British spy John Andre’s 1776 sketches sold at NYC auction
June 22, 2016, The Associated Press by Staff

Portraits of an Albany mayor and his wife drawn by British officer-turned-spy John Andre during the Revolutionary War have been sold for $47,500 at a New York City auction.

Swann Auction Galleries in Manhattan say the circa-1776 pencil-on-paper sketches were sold Tuesday to an unidentified buyer. The artwork, mounted together and sold as one unit, had an estimated pre-sale price of $50,000 to $75,000.
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