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Fine war-related content including reference to the Battle of Bunker Hill & Colonel Patrick Henry...

Item # 626687

December 6, 1775

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Dec. 6, 1775 

* re. Battle of Bunker Hill
* American Revolutionary War
* Patrick Henry

The front page has a report from Cambridge noting in part: "...a detachment of the American army, now investing the town of Boston, broke ground on Cobble (or rather Miller's) hill....most exposed to the enemy of any we are possessed of...not a shot has been fired from Bunker's hill, or which it is within point blank shot...Our troops are now well secured in this advanced posts..." and more carrying over to pg. 2 where is also another letter from Cambridge (see). One bit begins: "Colonel Henry received an express yesterday morning with the following intelligence that Lord Dunmore...marched from Norfolk..." which is quite rare mention of Patrick Henry's involvement in the Revolutionary War. Also a letter of an officer at Boston which includes: "...was very happy to find you were not of the detachment to Bunker's Hill; never was such a slaughter!..." which is followed by two letters to an officer at Boston, the last taking a full column.
Page 3 has two more letters regarding the war and most of the back page as war-related content, including a nice letter signed in type by: Philip Schuyler, dated a Ticonderoga, noting in part: "...the farther success of our arms. Gen. Montgomery possessed himself of Montreal...Col. Arnold is arrived at Quebec so that in all probability the entire province of Canada...will be in our possession soon if not already...". Also mention of the arrival of generals Washington and Gates' wives in New Haven on their way to Cambridge.
Four pages, of smaller size than other issues of this title (shortage of paper), never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

Category: American

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