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John Paul Jones back on the high seas... Rhode Island taken by the French...
Item # 586935
September 21, 1780
THE GLASGOW MERCURY, Scotland, Sept. 21, 1780
* John Paul Jones takes to the ocean
* French capturing Rhode island
* Rare Revolutionary War title
Page 2 mentions: "...Rhode Island being taken possession of by the French...will become a heavy clog & check in future upon our operations against the Americans from New York...unless the subjection of American comes gradually from the southern provinces...the conquest of that wide extended empire seems still equivocal." (see). Another items notes briefly: "Certain accounts are received that [John] Paul Jones is again at sea with five ships of war...Capt. Waldegrave is said to be appointed Commodore of the squadron which is going in pursuit of this renegado." (see).
Eight pages, irregular at the spine, some foxing, light dirtiness, & rubbing, 9 by 12 1/4 inches, good condition.