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Early exploration of parts of Alaska... The Revolutionary War: "the cause"...



Item # 569608

August 5, 1780

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 5, 1780  Almost the entire front page is taken up with: "Account of the Russian Discoveries between Asia and America..." which includes some talk of the Aleutian Islands and the Bering Strait (see). The article continues in a future issue.
Page 2 has some news concerning the Revolutionary War including: "...just arrived from Virginia by the way of New York...the distresses of the inhabitants of that province are hardly to be described...this intelligence seems to account sufficiently for what we have lately heard of the disposition of the Virginians to emancipate themselves from that tyranny..." and a letter from New York includes: "...A very considerable alternation with regard to freedom of speech is discoverable in the people of most parts of America...in general still strongly attached to Congress, or rather to what they stile 'the cause' and set at defiance every effort of Great Britain to reduce them to obedience." with more (see).
Another item notes: "...from Rhode Island mention that an attempt was made by several loyalists there to seize on all the officers of the Congress...this conspiracy was discovered by a negro & all the conspirators were immediately put in confinement...The chief of them was one Brown, who had been disgraced by General Washington for some mal practices in the army." (see)
Complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, rubbing to columns 1 & 2 of the ftpg. cause some dirtiness and difficulty in reading (more to col. 2), see, otherwise in nice condition.

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