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Who not to enlist, by Horatio Gates...



Item # 552729

September 14, 1775

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 14, 1775 An inside page has an article relating to the evacuation of Boston (see). And yet another page is almost entirely taken up with various items relating to the Revolutionary War, bits including: "...arrived in town from Long Island & informs us that 13 men of war & transports were lying at anchor in Oyster -pod Bay, near Gardiner's Island..." and from Canada: "...that the Canadians & Indians cannot be persuaded by Governor Carlton to join his forces..." and "...party of the enemy advanced into Boston Neck towards Roxbury but was soon drove back; they however set fire to the George Tavern, which was consumed..." with so much more (see).
Nearly a full column on the back page is taken up with American reports including: "The following instructions are given to officers of ...the Massachusetts Bay forces who are immediately to go upon the recruiting service. You are not to enlist any deserter from the ministerial army nor any stroller, negro, or vagabond, or person suspected of being an enemy to the liberty of America, nor any under 18 years of age..." plus much more, all this signed in type by: Horatio Gates. Further on is a note concerning the Provincial camp at Boston noting they: "...are 20,000 strong, extremely well entrenched, are very healthy, have the greatest abundance of provisions, ...are very impatient to be brought to action..." & even more (see).
A great issue with much fine content, complete in 8 pgs., 8 1/2 by 11 in., in great condition.

Category: Revolutionary War

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