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Much reporting on the Revolutionary War...



Item # 595189

October 4, 1780

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 4, 1780 

* General George Washington
* Sir Henry Clinton & Cornwallis


Page 2 has a great wealth of reporting on the Revolutionary War in America. It begins with a great letter from Sir Henry Clinton at New York, Aug. 14, 1780 with much on military action, mentioning: "During this time Washington, by a rapid movement, had, with an army increased to 12,000 men, passed the North River and was moving towards King's bridge..." with much more. Also extracts of four letters from General Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton concerning his work in the South, particularly around Charleston, South Carolina (see photos).
Page 3 has three-quarters of a column of reports from America, one item noting: "Congress money is in a bad plight. The inhabitants of a certain township in New England lately met, formed a funeral procession, and solemnly burned a quantity of Congress money. After covering it with earth they drove a stake through it..." with more (see photos). And yet another column has a letter from an officer on board the ship Iris dated at Rhode Island (see photos).
Four pages, folio size, partial red tax stamp on the front page, nice condition.

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