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Record 6501

Reading Experience:

'In the even read the extraordinary "Gazette" for Wednesday, which gives an account of our army in America, under the command of General Wolfe, beating the French army under General Montcalm (near the city of Quebec) wherein both generals were killed, as also two more of the French generals, and the English general Monckton, who took command after General Wolfe was killed, was shot through the body, but is like to do very well; as also the surrender of the city of Quebec, with the articles of capitulation. Oh, what a pleasure it is to every true Briton to see with what success it pleases Almighty God...
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 20 Oct 1759
Country: England
Time: evening: 'even'
Place: city: East Hoathly
county: Sussex
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Thomas Turner
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 9 Jun 1729
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: shopkeeper
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: The London Gazette
Genre: Politics
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: 20 October 1759
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6501  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Turner
  Editor: David Vaisey
  Title: The Dairy of Thomas Turner
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 191
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Turner, David Vaisey (ed.), The Dairy of Thomas Turner (Oxford, 1984), p. 191,, accessed: 02 June 2023

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