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Early reports on the fall of Charleston to the British...



Item # 585440

May 23, 1780

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, May 23, 1780  Page 2 has: "...from the force carried out with Sir Henry Clinton to South Carolina, there is room to entertain the most favourable hopes of the success of his enterprise. With Sir Henry Clinton, from New York, went 7500 men..." with more (see photos). Elsewhere is: "...a letter from an Officer on board the brig Hawke off Staten Island" which includes: "...the alarm was given that the rebels were on Staten Island...express was sent on board from Gen. Sterling to prepare for action...A large party of rebels came down to burn the houses & forage; we fired on them, shot one man's army off & he bled to death..." with more (see photos).
Also bits noting: "...reported that Charlestown is taken by storm with the loss of 5000 of the rebels & 2500 of our troops..." and "...ship arrived here...reports that they had a true account there, that Charlestown was taken by General Clinton...the papers he brings say, by accounts through the Jerseys, that Charlestown was taken...".
Eight pages, full red tax stamp on the back page, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice, clean condition.

Category: British

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