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A great wealth of Revolutionary War reporting...
Item # 639460
July 13, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 13, 1779
* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century
* From The Enemy
The front page has a letter from General Sir Henry Clinton which includes in part: "...Having ever been sensible of the importance of the posts of Stony Point and Verplanks...have conceived no hour could be better chosen to possess myself of them than when the enemy's works should be nearly completed...I have been able, with little work and few materials, to establish at this pass a post of tolerable security..." with more (see photo). This is followed by a letter of General Mathew to Sir Henry Clinton concerning military events around New Jersey (see photo). This is then followed by another letter from Clinton which notes in part: "...mention that Gen. Prevost had advanced to South Carolina, that the enemy had deserted & destroyed Fort Johnson; that the British troops were in possession of James Island; that preparations were making to attack Sullivan's island; and that Gen. Prevost had said...that he hoped soon to be in possession of Charles-Town...That at Beufort, Port Royal, the General had had a skirmish with the rebels..." and much more (see photo). Essentially all of the front is taken up with American news on the Revolutionary War.
An inside page has some great American content as well, including a short note datelined "Williamsburgh, Virginia" and signed in type by: P. Henry. Plus, yet another page is entirely taken up with "American News" taken from the Rivington's Royal Gazette and just filled with various interesting Revolutionary War news (see for portions), carrying over to take nearly a column on the back page as well.
A great wealth of fine war content, complete in 8 pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, in very nice, clean condition.