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Southern Colonies in America...



Item # 565657

October 1, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 1, 1776 

* Southern Colonies in America
* Mentions of Samuel Adams, Charlestown, Savannah, Philadelphia
* Great to have an issue dated within 1776

Pg. 2 letter from Quebec reports the killing of a general (see photo).  Another page has much interesting war-related reading including "...Lord Howe's proposals sent to the general congress have been rejected; nor will they take any steps towards a reconciliation till his Lordship has withdrawn his whole force from America...since the arrival of Lord Howe at Staten Island upwards of 700 of the Provincial army have deserted to the King's troops...the rebels were very strongly posted on Long Island...since the victory at Charlestown the inhabitants of the southern colonies were more unanimous & spirited in support of the cause of American independence than they were before; that a very artful speech delivered at Phila. by Samuel Adams--who is esteemed by all as one of the most subtle men in the congress-- made them resolve to conquer or die in the cause they had espoused...". Bkpg. item tells of a resolution at Savannah concerning burning their town rather than have it fall into the hands of the British (see photos). 
Eight pages, 8 1/2 vy 11 inches, great condition.

Category: Revolutionary War

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