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Preventing a depravity of principles and manners...



Item # 604359

April 5, 1779

ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, April 5, 1779  Page 3 has a letter from Charleston, South Carolina, noting: "We learn that General Lincoln, with 7000 regular troops, has taken possession of several advantageous posts between the British forces and the town of Savannah. General Moultree with a large body of militia is also marched to oppose General Campbell as he advances, & the whole province of South Carolina is arming against him." (see) Another item notes: "The American Congress lately came to the following Resolutions: Whereas true Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public Liberty and Happiness. Resolved, that it be...recommended to the several states to take the most effectual measure for the encouragement thereof; and for the suppressing theatrical entertainment, horse racing, gaming, and such other diversions as are productive of idleness, dissipation, and a general depravity of principles and manners..." with more (see).
Four pages, folio size, browning to a portion of the right margin, minimal margin wear, generally nice.

Category: British

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