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France's motives towards the colonies...
Item # 586933
July 28, 1779
THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 28, 1779 Most of the front page is taken up with: "A Manifesto Displaying the Motives and Conduct of His Most Christian Majesty towards England", meaning France. Most of this "manifesto deals with the ongoing Revolutionary War in the American colonies (see for the beginning).
Other news of the day and a wealth of ads including 5 illustrated ship ads on the back page. Four pages, folio size, great condition.