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Reports from Howe, Carleton, and Lee...

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August 1, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 1, 1776

Page 2 has some Revolutionary War content with mention of: "...advices from Canada brought an account of Sir Guy Johnson having joined the King's forces at Montreal...with 150 Indians of the Six Nations...was disarmed by General Schuyler at the head of 2000 provincials..." and another report has more, including: "...two small vessels had taken 10 West Indiamen of large burthen, swore it was false for he knew the Americans would not fight." Near the back is a report noting: "A well authenticated letter...from New York says General Lee, who is a valiant but rash officer, is entrenched near that place with 17,000 provincials & a number of Indians...rebels had erected a battery of 18 pieces of cannon...in case the King's troops should land & put them to flight." (see photos). Nearly half of the back page is taken up with Revolutionary War related text including: "A Proclamation" signed in type: Guy Carleton, concerning the recent battle in Canada (see for full text).

Also included is a: "...Letter from Portsmouth" with American news, and a letter datelined "Williamsburgh, April 6" signed in type: Charles Lee (see for full text).

  Completein 8 pages., 8 1/2 by 11 in., and in great condition.

Category: British

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