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Fighting General Washington...



Item # 613434

August 4, 1780

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 4, 1780  Page 3 has: "...that so successful has Sir Henry Clinton been in the reduction of Carolina that there is not a frontier town round all the province but what is in possession of his Majesty's forces; so that all South Carolina is compleatly in peace & tranquility..." Also a letter from New  York mentions: "A detachment of about 350 men made a descent from hence on the Jerseys & marched near 25 miles into the country...they surprised two posts & took 25 of the rebels prisoners...well known for some time that orders were sent to Sir Henry Clinton to fight Gen. Washington at all events, & at every hazard." Also: "...from Philadelphia...This city,  which once was the most flourishing place for trade & commerce in all America, is now become a bedlam of disorder & a Babel of confusion. The congress is driven from hence...". Also a brief note on the number of killed, wounded & prisoners at Charleston.
Elsewhere is: "...from New York it appears that General Clinton intended to make an attack upon Washington's lines by landing the army he brought with him from Charles Town at Sandy-hook & proceeding by a direct route to Bound-Brook where the principal part of Washington's army was encamped..." with more. Also: "...that the back settlers of Albany had actually sent their submission to New York...they would unitedly assist in reducing Fort Stanwix on Mohawk River..." with more.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

Category: British

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