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Concerning the leaving of Loyalists from America...

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December 5, 1782

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, Dec. 5, 1782  Page 3 has a report which notes in part: "...from Charlestown...from thence we learn that about 3000 of the loyal inhabitants had departed from thence for the island of Jamaica & the same number for St. Augustine; that a surprize of Fort Johnson had been attempted, the rebels repulsed, a wounded officer & some prisoners taken. A number of violent rebels had been turned out of town, their insolence to government...called for this necessary measure...number of gentlemen had obtained...permission to remain with their effects in the city should the British troops be ordered to remove from thence. The 63rd & 64th regiments...had sailed from Carolina...". Further on is: "...Respecting the leaving of posts in America, you will find that Charlestown will be the last devoted to that fate...His Excellency Governor Franklin presented to his Majesty at the Levee an address from the Loyalists at New York..." and other items.
The front page is mostly taken up with reports from the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Pages 2 & 3 include various reports from Europe.
Four pages, minor margin wear, archivally rejoined at the spine, generally nice.

Category: American

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