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Duel of Generals Lee and Clarkson... Washington at West Point...



Item # 592340

December 3, 1779

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Dec. 3, 1779  Inside has: "...Our fleet and army at New York have had a happy escape from the vengeance D'Estaing pronounced against them...passenger...says that every thing was quiet when he came from New York excepting some little skirmishing in the back settlements...repulsing an attack on Long Island & making a descent in the Jersies where the king's troops were very successful..." with more (see). Also reports from the New York Gazette mention that: "...the committee at Philadelphia is dissolved and that the utmost confusion now reigns in that city; that their currency is gone as low as 28 for one; that General Lee has had a duel with Mr. Clarkson, aid de camp to General Arnold, in which the former was wounded...that General Washington remains at West Point..." with more (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, some light dirtiness to the ftpg., nice condition.

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