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The siege of Boston... Revolutionary War...



Item # 587363

May 27, 1776

HAMPSHIRE CHRONICLE, Southampton, England, May 27, 1776 

* Rare Revolutionary War era title
* Siege of Boston, Massachusetts


Has a very ornate & handsome masthead (see). The front page has a letter from Charleston which includes: "...plan of military operations to have been carried on in New England for the present campaign was...as follows, had it not been prevented by Gen. Howe's retreat: 12,000 foreigners were to have reinforced that General in Boston..." & "...advices in town which say General Clinton has met with a repulse in North Carolina." & more.
Page 2 has more Revolutionary War reports, bits including: "...an engagement ensued...wherein the frigate was obliged at last to sheer off as she had her mizen-mast shot away; and it si supposed two thirds of her crew were killed as they fought yard-arm and yard-arm during the greatest part of the action." and: "...bring advice that all Canada is absolutely in the hands of the Provincials; that Quebec was obliged to surrender the 4th of April; that General Carleton & the remains of his worn out & sickly troops had liberty to march out with the honours of war, having defended the place with great bravery...nor have they heard what is become of General Howe & his men since they were driven out of Boston....if some pacific overtures had not passed between General Howe and General Washington, the evacuation of Boston would never have been effected in the manner it was..." with more (see).
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, folio size, some wear at the blank margins, red tax stamp on the ftpg., generally nice.

Category: Revolutionary War

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