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Preliminary articles of peace are agreed upon...
Item # 636112
December 10, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 10, 1782 Inside has an item from Paris which notes: "Count de Grasse in his memorial sets forth that he has served 38 years...that the Americans are in some measure indebted to him for their independence by the protection he gave to York Town whilst he was in the Chesapeak...All the talk of this city is about peace; it is even said the preliminaries are signed."
The bkpg. has some significant news items: "Last night a courier arrived from Paris with the conditional preliminaries of a peace, signed by his Britannic Majesty's Ministers & those of American & the House of Bourbon; which preliminaries are now before his Majesty's Council for their consideration. The preliminaries of peace, which arrived last night, we are credibly informed, will be laid before the House of Commons for their approbation...It is reported, that the preliminary articles of peace were signed in Paris on the 4th inst.; or course the independence of America stands ratified by the honour of the Crown." (see photos).
Eight pages, 9 by 12 inches, never bound nor trimmed (desired), very nice, clean condition, nice full red tax stamp on page 2.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's