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Bringing the Revolutionary War to an end...



Item # 565378

June 6, 1782

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, June 6, 1782 

* Bringing the Revolutionary War to an end 
* John Hancock
 

The front page has various text concerning the birth of the French dauphin (eldest son of the king of France) including a letter of congratulations from the President of Congress.

Half of pg. 2 is taken up with a list of all members of the Massachusetts legislature, headed with: "...it appeared that His Excellency JOHN HANCOCK, Esq. was by a majority chose Governor..." (see). Pg. 2 also has: "The Procession of the House of Commons to St. James's, yesterday, with their address to the King to put an end to the American war, was the most awful & solemn of any we ever saw...".

Page 3 includes: "...arrival of Sir Guy Carleton at New York as a commissioner for making peace or war in North America...and the draught of a bill brought into the British parliament to enable the King of Great Britain to conclude a peace or truce with the United States..." (see).  And further on is: "...that Sir Guy Carleton has sent a letter to his Excellency the Commander in Chief...the wishes which his most gracious master has been ...pleased to express for peace with his revolted colonies; and hopes that the terms will be accepted......they will make it their mutual study to alleviate the horrors of war."

Page 3 also has a letter on the birth of the dauphin of France, signed in type by: John Hancock. Also a report of the British evacuating New York City (see).  Plus the back page has even more good content concerning the closing moments of the Revolutionary War (see for portions).

Four pages, very nice, clean condition.

Category: Revolutionary War

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