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Dealing with some prisoners of war on a peace mission...



Item # 639430

December 26, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 26, 1778  Page 2 has that: "...a large company of Gentlemen & Ladies dined on board the Languedoc...entertainment was highly elegant. A picture of General Washington at full length, lately presented to the Count by General Hancock, was place in the center of the upper side of the room, the frame of which was covered with laurels..." with a bit more (see).
Over a full column is taken up with: "A Short Account of the Island of Porto [Puerto] Rico  In the West Indies", with much detail.
Near the back are 2 1/2 columns of news headed: "America" from Rivington's New York Royal Gazette. This detailed text deals with the various ships which delivered the "Manifesto" of the British government offering peace terms to the various colonies. It notes that two of the ships "...were received and dismissed in a decent manner..." while the ship going to Philadelphia to deliver the Manifesto to Congress was wrecked in the Delaware River and the commander taken as a prisoner of war despite on a truce mission. These letters concern the attempts to free these prisoners. These reports are followed by other war-related reports as well (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, in very nice condition.

Category: British

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