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"...may the heavens smile upon their glorious undertaking..."



Item # 566639

May 23, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 23, 1776  Pg. 2 has an item headed: "America--In Provincial Congress" at Charleston which notes that: "...any person...who has arms, ammunition or other articles necessary for our defence, to dispose of or shall import any of those articles for sale & shall not...inform the chairman..l of this congress...he  shall be held up to the public as an enemy to this country...Resolved, That any person who shall...dispose of any arms...to any person knowing...to be used against those liberties, he shall be held up as an enemy to this country." (see for full text). Another pg. has various items on the war, including: "...letter from Phila...says 'This coast is entirely blocked up with men of war...It was yesterday reported that General Howe, with his forces, had landed safe at Halifax...intended to remain at Nova Scotia, without attempting any thing, till his little army is reinforced." The bkpg. has a "...Letter from Philadelphia..." which begins: "So prevalent is a martial spirit & heroism, blended with emulation in defending American liberty, that the most of our young men have (with a bravery becoming free-born Americans) cheerfully enlisted in the continental army; may the heavens smile on their glorious undertaking..." with more (see).
Eight pgs., 8 1/2 by 11 in., bit close-trimmed at the bottom of one leaf affects some letters in a noted report (see), otherwise in very nice condition.

Category: Revolutionary War

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