Home > Back to Search Results > Gates & Burgoyne negotiate for the surrender of Saratoga...
Click image to enlarge 617915
Show image list »
Image001_tn
Image002_tn
Image003_tn
Image004_tn
Image005_tn
Image006_tn
Image007_tn
Image008_tn
Image009_tn
Image010_tn
Image011_tn
Image012_tn
Image013_tn
Image014_tn
Image015_tn
Image016_tn
Image017_tn
Image018_tn
Image019_tn
Image020_tn

Gates & Burgoyne negotiate for the surrender of Saratoga...



Item # 617915

April 8, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, PA, April 8, 1778 

* Surrender of general Burgoyne
* Battles of Saratoga - New York


This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
One-third of the front page is taken up with a letter with commentary concerning the recently created Articles of Confederation, beginning: "By your Packet I am informed that the Confederacy of the United States, as proposed by Congress, has been assented to by the state or Virginia; and that the inhabitants of the town of Boston have instructed their representatives to assent to the ratification of it..." with much more (see). Over half of another column on the front page is taken up with a: "PROCLAMATION" signed in type: W. Howe, concerning shipping (see).
Page 2 and a bit of pg. 3 are taken up with an interesting collection of correspondences between Generals Gates and Burgoyne concerning negotiations in the terms of surrender at Saratoga (see). The back page has even more concerning Burgoyne. Page 3 has other items concerning the Revolutionary War, as well as an item: "The report of Dr. Franklin's being assassinated appears to be without foundation as he was well when this vessel sailed...".
Four pages, damp stain to a lower corner, numeric notations in margins next to ads (this was the editor's copy), generally in nice condition. Not surprisingly, being a Tory newspaper the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms.

Category: American

Available Now

$488.00