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On Washington's pardon to deserters...

Item # 553792

April 26, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 26, 1777  Almost the entire front page is taken up with various reports which include items on the Revolutionary War, bits including: "Great have been the ravages committed by the British troops in this part of the country...Their footsteps with us are marked with desolation & ruin of every kind...Their plundering is so universal & their robberies to atrocious that I cannot fully describe their conduct..." with much more (see).
Page 3 has a detailed ad concerning a reward for four men who deserted from the military (see). The bkpg. has a notice which begins: "If any of the undermentioned persons, soldiers in the Penna. Third battalion commanded by Colonel Joseph Wood, some of whom are deserters & others have exceeded the time of their furloughs, will return & join their regiment before the 15th day of May next shall be entitled to the benefit of his Excellency Gen. Washington's proclamation & shall not be treated as deserters..." with a long list of names (see photos).
Complete in 4 pages, even foxing, measures about 8 by 10 in., very nice condition.

Category: Revolutionary War

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