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Benedict Arnold is promoted...



Item # 552676

May 6, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia May 6, 1777  The front page has some war-related items including a note from Fishkill which includes: "...a number of armed Tories marched in open day through Walkhill & Little Britain on their way to join Howe's army. They were pursued by parties of the militia...". The ftpg. also has an: "Extract of a Letter from General Washington to Congress" (see photos). and also a report from Congress which tells of issues on how to pay the troops (see photos). Another brief yet significant item reads: "The Honorable the Congress have promoted Brigadier Gen. Arnold to the rank of Major General." Pg. 2 has an item from the "Pennsylvania War Office" concerning the: "...enlisting of apprentices & servants to complete the regiments raising in their respective states..." and a small report which notes: "It is reported that several Tories have got protections from General Howe..." and a bit more. Pgs. 3 & 4 are entirely taken up with ads.
Complete in 4 pages, measures about 8 by 10 in., some even browning and in very nice, clean condition.

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