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A battle between Washington & Howe...



Item # 621168

July 12, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 12, 1777  An inside page has some items regarding the Revolutionary War in America, bits including: "...two American gentlemen, said to be deputies from the Congress...bought & contracted for immense quantities of linen & woolen cloth, tents, arms, etc. for the use of the American army..." with more (see).
Also on this page is an "Extract of a Letter from Norfolk, Virginia" which notes the issues by Congress of a proclamation for a reward for apprehending Colonel Rogers: "...who has the command of a company of rangers in the ministerial service." Also a letter from Quebec notes: "...Gen. Carleton left this place...to review the troops at St. John's...they are set out to Ticonderoga & when joined on the lakes by the detachments from the several cantonments the whole will amount to full 10,000 strong. Advice is received that the Provincials at Ticonderoga are above 1500." (lightly inked in one portion affects a few words; see.)
Another page has a report concerning trade with America (see).
There is more content concerning the war on the back page, including an incident of a British soldier who was captured then shot in the head with his own pistol, and another item which notes: "...an account that there had been a battle fought June 5 between Generals Howe and Washington in the Jerseys & that the latter was defeated with the loss of a great number of men...also many of the King's troops killed...Gen. Howe then pushed forward to Philadelphia." (see).
Eight pages, 9 by 12 inches, never bound nor trimmed, some staining inside but causing no loss of readability.

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