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A plan afoot to remove Washington as commander-in-chief...



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February 1, 1779

ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, Feb. 1, 1779 

* General George Washington
* A plan for his removal ?
* Revolutionary War


Page 2 has various items on the Revolutionary War including: "...that Gen. Clinton has formed a plan for recovering Burgoyne's army which failed through an accident..." and: "A junto is now forming at Philadelphia consisting of Generals Mifflin, Thompson, Arnold and Sinclair to remove General Washington from the command of the Army. Generals Lee and Gates, with all the Yankies who have resolution enough to declare themselves openly, with well to the enterprize. It is but 12 months ago that on a motion made in the Congress to dismiss him from the command of the Army, he kept his employment by a majority of only one vote." (see).
Four pages, folio size, bit irregular at the margins with some right margin chipping, bit close-trimmed at the top.

Category: Revolutionary War

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