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Proclamation by General Howe...
Item # 575499
May 1, 1777
THE LONDON CHRONICLE,
Page 2 also has several other war-related reports which are seen in the photos below. A report on another page includes: "The Rebel army under Washington in Morris county consists of 8000 men who diminish daily from an epidemical & camp distemper which, joined by the want of almost every necessary, produces reluctance to service & a great disposition to mutiny & desertion; these are heightened by the desperate state of their General's bad health...two deserters had brought to that city an assurance that Mr. Washington was dead..." with more (see photos). Other bits on this page include: "Mr. John Dickinson has taken a final leave of his stadthouse confederates & retired to his estate...General Howe is in New York preparing to proceed to Jersey...The Congress have returned from Baltimore to Philadelphia...it was reported yesterday that Dr. Franklin writes to a gentleman in the city that he has received a letter from General Washington...that he then occupied every post but one from Brunswick to Amboy & that he had sufficient force with him to repel Gen. Howe & 27,000 men in or near Philadelphia." The bkpg. contains a declaration signed by the inhabitants of
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice, clean condition.