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Reports from the end of the Revolutionary War...
Item # 586622
July 8, 1783
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 8, 1783 Handsome & decorative lettering in the masthead. The entire front page is taken up with discussion in the England House of Commons on the "American Intercourse Bill". Page 2 has a report concerning the site of Congress, noting: "Overtures have been made to Congress by the states of New York and Maryland by which the former have offered to cede to Congress the township of Kingston, in the said state as the future seat of Congress...The state of Maryland have offered the city of Annapolis...the Governor's house for the President & to build an hotel for each state at the expence of Maryland...in favor of the city of Williamsburg for that purpose in which there are large, elegant, commodious public buildings now vacant..." (see).
There are some end of war items in this issue including a note from Philadelphia that: "...Within these two weeks past several corps of Continental troops have arrived in town from different parts previous to their being discharged in consequence of the peace...". Other reports from London, Wilmington, New York, Boston, Portsmouth & Hartford.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a few very minor archival mends at margins, in simply excellent condition.
Category: Revolutionary War