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Revolutionary War... General Burgoyne, Ben Franklin...

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May 8, 1777

LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 8, 1777  The second page has an Extract of a Letter from the Hague that says Gen. Burgoyne arrived at New York from "the Jerseys" and "...published a proclamation, offering a pardon...to all...who are in arms against Great Britain, who will return to their allegiance on or before the first of May, and those soldiers who...bring their arms along...shall be paid in full for them."
Also word that: "...Gen. Washington lay dangerously ill at Morris-Town...", plus mention that Dr. Franklin sent a dispatch via an American Privateer about Gen. Burgoyne sailing to Canada with transports.
About 8 by 10 inches, 8 pages, first leaf is trimmed a bit close at the top, some lite rubbing on the front page, otherwise nice.

Category: British

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