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Silas Deane comments on the the independence of America...
Item # 587312
December 29, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 29, 1781 The entire front page & a bit of page 2 are taken up with a letter from Paris, dated June 13, 1781 & headed "American News" prefaced with: "The following letter from Silas Deane, resident in Paris, to Jeremiah (Wadsworth), Hartford...was found in a rebel mail lately intercepted in Europe." Deane notes near the beginning: "...appear to be persuaded that every nation in Europe, England excepted, are interested to have us independent, & though they have been told the contrary by every power they have applied to, except France, yet the flattering delusion continues...The fact is that there is not one power in Europe, except France, interested in having us independent..." with much more on his comments concerning the Revolutionary War. The letter is signed by him in type: Silas Deane.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.