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Soldiers to the support of Cornwallis...



Item # 595351

October 28, 1780

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 28, 1780 

* Charles Cornwallis' Army strengthens
* American Revolutionary War


The entire front page is taken up with a huge list: "A Complete List of the New House of Commons". Page 2 has a note: "...that Sir Henry Clinton has dispatched five regiments of foot for the encouragement & support of Lord Cornwallis...Sir Henry Clinton expressed the sincerest joy on the news of the laurels gained by Cornwallis..." with more (see).
Also on page 2 are additional reports from America including: "...there were at New York 15,000 effective regular troops...Washington has not 5000 Continental troops & according to the rebel accounts...his numbers had not exceeded 12,000 any time this campaign...Sir Henry Clinton will have a decided superiority to any thing that can be brought against him...Letters from Philadelphia say that provisions for victualing the American armies grows very scarce..." (see).
Four pages, folio size, nice condition.

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