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Georgia has left the American cause? John Paul Jones...



Item # 594930

March 18, 1780

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 18, 1780 

* American Revolutionary War
* Georgia to leave the cause ?
* John Paul Jones


Page 2 has a report which includes: "...but New York is to be the grand point that is to be essayed. There is not a single line of battle ship now lying there & but one frigate; all the regulars & foreigners were drafted off for the expedition to Georgia...This plan was proposed by the Congress, who are to second them on land & assemble a great force to fall upon New York; they are to assemble at Albany...".
Page 3 has: "...letter from St. Augustine observes, 'that one link of the federal chain that untied the North America States is already broken, Georgia having recalled her delegates from Congress & that there is not the smallest doubt but South Carolina will soon follow so prudent an example." Also: "...We learn from Corunna that Commodore Paul Jones was still there the 26th of January last with his frigate & was preparing to sail for America where he is to take the command of a squadron, consisting of 24 ships, French & American, destined for an expedition against the English." (see)
Four pages, folio size, partial red tax stamp on the front page, minor rubbing to front page folds, generally nice.

Category: British

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