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August 29, 1780
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 29, 1780 Inside has a brief item noting: "...I am told one of them said, 'That the news they were carrying was the best that had been brought since the American war began.' We flatter ourselves that the Americans are now convinced of their error, & have again submitted to that mild government they so happily seceded from a few years a... See More
August 31, 1780
THE GLASGOW MERCURY, Scotland, Aug. 31, 1780
* Rare title
Inside has a letter which includes: "...it is supposed the intelligence they bring is most agreeable. I am told one of them said, 'That the news they were carrying was the best that had been brought since the American war began.' We flatter ourselves that the Americans are now convinced of their error & have aga... See More
September 1, 1780
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Sept. 1, 1780 Inside includes: "...letter from Sir Henry Clinton...very full...& explicit on our affairs in America...account of Sir Henry's several times reconnoitering Washington's lines & he has given it as his opinion they are so strong & judiciously formed that unless he alters his position it would be hazardous to attack them... See More
Item #639935THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, September, 1780 Near the back is "Advices Received from America" which includes a letter signed in type by: George Washington, datelined at Morristown, with much praise for the Marquis de LaFayette, followed by a letter of thanks signed in type: La Fayette. Another report begins: "His Excellency Gen. Washington is appointed lieut. general o... See More
September 2, 1780
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 2, 1780
* Revolutionary War
* Great masthead
The front page has: "A Short Vindication of the Religious Society Called Quakers, against the aspersions of a nameless writer in the Pennsylvania Packet of the 12th instant", signed in type: John Drinker. Also: "Doctor Morgan's Appeal to the Free Citi... See More
Item #623520GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1780 Inside has a lengthy & very detailed letter from Lord Cornwallis to Lord Germain on the battle of Camden, S.C., which begins: "It is with great pleasure that I communicate to your lordship an account of the...victory obtained on the 16th inst. by his Majesty's troops under my command over the rebels of the southern army, commanded ... See More
October 2, 1780
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 2, 1780 Page 2 has most of a column taken up with various reports concerning the Revolutionary War, a few items including: "...that Monsieur de Ternay sailed from France with 6000 troops but that so many died on their passage that when he came to effect a landing on Rhode Island he did not disembark more than 4000. That Washington was making... See More
October 5, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 5, 1780 Most of the front page is taken up with a report from Newfoundland concerning a naval encounter with the Americans in the vicinity, and includes the "Names of Ships & Vessels taken by his Majesty's Squadron under the Command of rear Admiral Edwards at Newfoundland" (see for portions). Page 2 has an item noting: "Mr.Henry L... See More
October 17, 1780
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Oct. 17, 1780
* Revolutionary War
The first column has much concerning General Earl Cornwallis including: "...several...prisoners taken in arms against the British forces had pardons in their pockets signed by the commander in chief, exonerating them from any punishment for their past offenses on condition of their taking the oath of allegiance ... See More
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1780 Within the "Historical Chronicle" near the back of the issue is a portion which notes: "...These gentlemen were reply'd to by others in opposition, who in thee accumstom'd style execrated the American war & denounced vengeance on those who had been the cause of it...all the evils with which we are not threatened,... See More
November 4, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, London, November 4, 1780 A newspapers from England during the time of the Revolutionary War are always interesting as they give a sense as to life at that time and what political discussions were the "hot topic" of the day.
This is a complete, 8 page newspaper and a very famous title with various news of the day, political reporting and many advertisements ... See More
November 16, 1780
THE GLASGOW MERCURY, Scotland, Nov. 16, 1780
* Independence of America question
* Revolutionary War
A quote from the House of Commons report notes: "...He had said that if Parliament would agree to acknowledge the independence of America, we might begin a treaty to-morrow...Lord George Germaine said...that if we were inclined to acknowledge the independence of America, we might b... See More
November 30, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 30, 1780 An inside page has a few references to the Revolutionary War within various discussions in the "House of Commons", including: "...insisted again upon estimates of the Provincial regiments in America being laid before Parliament. He complained that there were several regiments of sencibles in Britain that were neither regulars nor mi... See More
Item #582636THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1780 The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings in the Last Parliament" which includes discussion of the Revolutionary War in America.
Near the back in the "Historical Chronicle" is a lengthy items concerning John Trumbull, son of the governor of Connecticut, with some talk of Franklin's grandson, etc. (see photos). A... See More
Item #613807THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1780 The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings in the Last Parliament" which includes discussion of the Revolutionary War in America.
Near the back in the "Historical Chronicle" is a lengthy items concerning John Trumbull, son of the governor of Connecticut, with some talk of Franklin's grandson, etc. (see). Another ... See More
December 23, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 23, 1780 Page 2 has various items on the Revolutionary War including a report from Charleston which notes: "...last accounts from Lord Cornwallis inform us that he was with the army in North Carolina, that the people submit to him in great number & that he meets with no opposition in his march...of the most notorious rebels in South Caro... See More
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