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After Cornwallis' surrender: questioning the war...
Item # 640504
January 10, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 10, 1782 Beginning on the ftpg. & continuing on pg. 2 is a report noting: "...have information that Sir Henry Clinton had dispatched General Leslie with a reinforcement of troops to Charlestown [Charleston]..." with more reports on Charleston. Than another letter Charleston with: "Since the unfortunate affair at York Town we have been making this place as strong as possible...were our arms but tolerably successful, this port might again become the great seat of trade..." & more (see).
Pg. 5 has a letter from Quebec with reports of events in that theater (see). And then more than a full page: "The Answer of Fabricus to the Queries of A.S." concerning the need to continue to war. The query is stated: "Why was Dr. Franklin so opprobriously treated?" with 7 more great questions regarding the war, with response, one beginning: "Washington never had a strong camp...". Much great content.
The bkpg. has a "Proclamation" by the King of England for a day of fast concerning: "...the just & necessary hostilities in which we are engaged, & the unnatural rebellion carrying on in some of our provinces & colonies in North America...".
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.