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Rare contemporary mention of Daniel Boone... Washington losing his officers...

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January 2, 1779

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, January 2, 1779  Page 2 of this issue has a very intriguing report headed: "Extract of a Letter from Williamsburgh, Virginia" which contains a very rare mention of Daniel Boone & his involvement in the Revolutionary War. The report begins: "Col. Clark, with a body of militia, has taken possession of Fort Chartres and the other western posts between the rivers Ohio and Mississippi. The commandant is on his way to this city, a prisoner. Capt. Boon, the famous partisan, has lately crossed the Ohio with a small detachment of men & near the Shawanese towns repulsed a party of the enemy and brought in one scalp without any loss on his side..." with a bit more (see).
A report on the back page notes: "Mr. Washington...has not more than 2000 Continental troops with him & many officers have lately resigned their commissions into his hands from various causes of discontent: that he refused his consent to many others who desired to leave the service, referring them to the Congress; and it is said the latter have sent for their General that with their united wisdom, means may be adopted to secure their continuance with him some time longer."
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, minor dirtiness to the front page and two holes on interior leaves not affecting nor close to any mentioned reports.

Category: British

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