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Clemency to those who surrendered in Charleston...



Item # 553777

July 29, 1780

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 29, 1780  Pg. 3 has an address: "To the King's Most Excellent Majesty" which concerns clemency for the citizens of Charleston during the recent surrender, noting in part: "...offer our hearty congratulations to your Majesty on the late glorious & important successes of your arms in South Carolina. Your Majesty's royal clemency, so liberally offered to your deluded subjects in the Colonies...afford the most just & powerful encouragements to returning loyalty & obedience & leave no excuse to those who still persevere in resistance..." with more (see).
The bkpg. has an item which notes: "...that General Clinton had got safe back to New York...that the number of Provincials who returned to their allegiance were daily increasing & that Sir Henry had gone up Hudson's or the North River, on a secret expedition at the head of 10,000 men. It was conjectured that the object of this expedition was either to dislodge Washington, or to receive the submission of the inhabitants of Connecticut..." with more (see).
Eight pgs., 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Wear to the front leaf causes some holes with text loss but no mentioned content is on the front leaf. Minor wear to the 2nd leaf affects 3 words in the clemency report (see photos) otherwise in very nice condition.

Category: Revolutionary War

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