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Item # 569149
May 20, 1776
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 20, 1776
* Much Revolutionary War reporting
* Edinburgh, Scotland
The entire front page is taken up with North American content, including: "A Short account of the Provinces of Nova Scotia and New England" which actually takes almost the entire page. Also on the back page is: "American Intelligence from the Georgia Gazette" which reports some naval news (see) carrying over to take half a column on pg. 2.
Also on page 2 are :"The Answer of the Congress to his Excellency's Speech" as well as: "Extract of a Letter...in Georgia" and an "Extract of a letter from Philadelphia dated March 18". Photos show portions of these reports.
American reports carry over to pg. 3 as well with items from Williamsburg & Philadelphia, the letter containing: "...name of a certain gentleman was mention in the provincial convention to represent that colony in the Congress...one person objected to him because he was for the independence of the colonies. A vote was therefore called when 11 counties out of 12 approved him." (see).
There is also a report headed: "In Provincial Congress (see). There is also a letter from Boston which includes: "Bad news this morning from New York...Lord Sterling...in conjunction with that arch rebel (Lee) & has driven all the well-affected people from the town of New York. If something is not speedily done, his Britannic Majesty's American dominions will probably be confined within a very narrow compass. The rebel army is not brave I believe, but it is agreed on all hands that their artillery officers are at least equal to our own..." with more (see).
A great wealth of Revolutionary War content. Four pages, folio size, nice condition.
Category: Revolutionary War