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Independence for the thirteen colonies...

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August 10, 1782

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, Aug. 10, 1782 Page 3 has a noteworthy letter from Guy Carleton to General Washington concerning his information from England on the process leading to the treaty ending the Revolutionary War. Bits include: "The pacific disposition of the parliament & people of England towards the thirteen provinces has already been communicated to you...that further pacific measures were likely to follow...We are acquainted, sir, by authority, that negotiations for a general peace have already commenced at Paris; & that Mr. Grenville is invested with full powers to treat with all the parties at war & is now at Paris in the execution of his commission...that his majesty, in order to remove all obstacles to that peace which he so ardently wishes to restore...that the independency of the thirteen provinces should be proposed by him, in the first instance, instead of making it a condition of a general treaty...that the loyalists shall be restored to their possessions or a full compensation made them for whatever confiscations may have taken place...he considered lord Cornwallis as freed from his parole...conveying all the American prisoners to this country to be exchanged here..." with more, signed by him in type: Guy Carleton (see images).
The back page is filled with ads including one from the "Intelligence Office" signed by: Moses Cohen. Four pages, some chipping at the margins with some margin tears, a mended tear caused when printed has been mended, generally good condition.

Category: American

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