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British see an end to the Revolutionary war...



Item # 580456

December 28, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 28, 1776  Page 2 has a half column with Revolutionary War news including: "...a great number of families...having removed to the back settlements to avoid the danger arising from the errors of the times where they were kindly received & protected by the Indians who have repeatedly refused the insinuating offers of the Congress & only wait an opportunity to manifest their attachment to the interests of Great Britain. At Williamsburgh the Provincial Congress..are not treated in the manner those bodies of men would wish..." and also: "...received by one of Lord Cornwallis's Aid de Camps...that Virginia will be an object of the first regard when the season will permit...the rebels since their last defeat at King's bridge had retired to Connecticut closely pursued by Gen. Howe & that Gen. Washington had sent a message to Gen. Howe for a suspension of arms for three months..."
Near the back is an item noting: "...that the Provincial army retreated with great military regularity till they experienced the alarming & astonishing effects of the spreading mortars used by the King's troops, each of which discharged 100 balls."
The back page has some nice war reports as well (see photos) including a letter from the camp at Crown Point, and a letter from New York noting: "Our army is at present encamped on White Plains...We are so near the Rebels that our centinels speak to each other. A part of our army is investing Fort Washington...We took from them the 30th ult. King's bridge, killed 1000...surprized one of their forts called Independence...We imagine that the besieging fort Washington will bring on a general engagement which in all probability will terminate the American rebellion."
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice, clean condition.

Category: Revolutionary War

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