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Action concerning desertion from duty in battle...



Item # 551959

March 22, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 22, 1777  The front page is taken up with some legal issues concerning the governance of Philadelphia. Page 2 has an item from the Congress of New York concerning: "...divers persons...for notorious disaffection to the liberties of America & other sufficient causes, been sent into some or one of the neighbouring states...this Convention is at all times desirous of restoring to society all those members who have not by their crimes rendered themselves unworthy..." with more (see).
This is followed by another item from Fishkill which similarly is concerning "...persons who have...disaffection to the liberties of America..." (see).
A page 3 item from Williamsburg includes: " ...court martial was held upon Col. Mordecai Beckner of the 6th Virginia regiment...being accused of shamefully misbehaving before the enemy in an action on the 23rd of January...quitting his post & part in time of engagement & of neglecting to bring up his men to action when there was a prospect of defeating the enemy..." and another report from Baltimore (see).
The back page is entirely taken up with ads. Four pages, measures about 8 by 10 inches, great condition.

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