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Benedict Arnold... Victory at Camden...



Item # 586957

August 4, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 4, 1781  Page 2 has a report which includes: "...that since some of Washington's letters were intercepted, discovering the intention of his army in conjunction with the French troops on Long Island to attack Gen. Clinton, a misunderstanding has taken place between Washington and the French General Rochambeau, which is expected will be of more good consequences to the King's cause than a considerable victory." (see) Another short bit notes: "The American Congress hath ordered their Generals instantly to hang up the bearer of any flag  from General Arnold."
Another page has a very interesting & biased report: "The French seem to change their plan of operations with regard to the Western world. They find they can make no impression in the West Indies & are determined to try the fate of war in North America, under pretense of aiding congress, whom they mean only to deceive..." (see).
The back page has most of a column taken up with war-related reports from America, bits noting: "...express arrived at New York from Lord Rawdon with an account of the Warwick man of war & the troops from Cork being safe arrived at Charlestown [Charleston]; & that his Lordship had been obliged to abandon Camden in consequence of Greene's superior force. the French fleet were all arrived at Boston from Rhode Island...Rochambeau with 5000 men was gone to the southward in order to join LaFayette who had already been reinforced by Wayne. Cornwallis had attempted several times to bring LaFayette to an action but he always declined it...expedition had been fitted out from New York under  the command of General Arnold & was  said to be destined for the Delaware..." with more (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches,various foxing throughout, otherwise nice condition.

Category: Revolutionary War

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