Pre-Revolutionary War Betting Odds

If you were a gambling American in late 1774, you would have appreciated reading these betting odds, published in the October 24, 1774 issue of the Newport Mercury (Rhode Island). “Five to one that if the sword is drawn, General Gage mistakes a windmill for a magazine of arms, and is more intent on gaining bread, than victory, for his troops.”

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  1. raglinen (Historic Newspapers)
    March 28, 2010

    Pre-Revolutionary War betting odds — http://tinyurl.com/yfrf39l

  2. raglinen (Historic Newspapers)
    March 28, 2010

    Oct 1774 newspaper: “Five to one that if the sword is drawn, General Gage mistakes a windmill for a…” – http://tinyurl.com/yfrf39l

  3. Boston1775 (J. L. Bell)
    March 28, 2010

    RT @RagLinen: Pre-Revolutionary War betting odds – http://tinyurl.com/yfrf39l // Newport newspaper predicting London would back down.

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