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From 1776... evacuation of Quebec...



Item # 541016

October 19, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1776  All of the front page is taken up with a satirical political debate headed: "Orator Puff and John, his Friend, over a bottle of Madeira".
Page 2 has an item from London noting: "The last dispatches from Gen. Howe contained pressing demands for regular supplies of provisions from England or Ireland." and another item: "The troops that will serve in America this campaign will be divided as follows: Under Gen. Howe 34,614. Gen. Carlton, 13,377. Gen. Clinton, 3,397. Total of the King's troops to act in America this campaign, 51,388....we are informed that in the province of Pennsylvania they have raised a new regiment consisting of 1000 men; their regimentals are blue faced with white, they wear caps in imitation of our light horse, round which are the following words, 'Freedom to the brave.' ".
Most of page 3 is taken up with a terrific letter signed in type by: Guy Carlton, datelined Montreal, June 20, 1776, and includes in part: "...The advanced guard arrived the morning of the 19th inst. near to St. John's when they learned that the head of Lt. General Burgoyne's column had taken possession of the redoubts the night before; they found all the buildings in flames...I heard 22 pieces of cannon are left behind...All his Majesty's national & foreign troops shewd a great zeal and eagerness to overtake the rebels..." with much more.
The entire back page is taken up with ads including a detailed ad for a runaway Negro woman
Complete in 4 pages, measures about 8 by 10 inches, a bit irregular at the spine, very nice condition.

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