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That “rascally Congress” in America...



Item # 592347

December 14, 1779

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Dec. 14, 1779 

* American Revolutionary War

Page 2 reporting from the  House of Commons includes talk of America, including: "...He asked him who it was had talked of that fellow Hancock and his crew of the rascally Congress, & uttered every provoking expression against the Americans...". Another report notes: "...which mention the capture of General Prevost's army by count D'Estaing and General Lincoln."
Other reports mention: "...General Sir Henry Clinton...signified his resolution to embark from New  York...so that there is no probability of his undertaking an expedition against Charles-Town, South Carolina." Also: "...That after having landed 6000 men on Long Island he went to block up New York, which the Generals Washington, Gates, and Sullivan were attacking briskly by land..." (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

Category: Revolutionary War

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