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Death of Handel... Early mention of George Washington...



Item # 554268

April 17, 1759

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 17, 1759 

* Death of Handel
* Early George Washington


The front page has a "musically significant" report reading: "By the death of Mr. Handel, who died at his house in Brook Street, Grosvenor-Square, on Saturday last (and not before) a considerable pension reverts to the crown. We hear he will be buried in the burial-ground at the Foundling Hospital near to Capt. Coram." (see)
There is also some nice reporting on the French & Indian War with over an entire page taken up with: "A Letter from an Officer who attended Brigadier General Forbes in his March from Philadelphia to Fort Duquesne, (now Pittsburgh), Feb. 25, 1759."
The report offers great detail on the journey with interesting specifics, and near the end of the report is mention of George Washington when he was just 27 years old: "...Our army was divided into three brigades, one commanded by Col. Bouquet, another by Col. Montgomery; and the third by Colonel Washington; these brigades marched in columns to shorten their lines & enable them to form expeditiously..." with more (see).
Complete in 8 pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, great condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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