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Considering the Revolutionary War...

Item # 643823

August 6, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 6, 1776  The entire front page is taken up with the "Retrospective View of Affairs in the Colonies" which has some interesting content relating to America, including near the beginning: "...the unhappy contest in which we are involved with our colonies...Those colonies, which were so long our strength & our glory, whose rapid growth & astonishing increase mocked the calculations of politicians...whose colonies which equally excited the apprehensions of our enemies...still attract the eyes of the world..." with much more (see for portions). 
Page 2 has several reports concerning the Revolutionary War, none noting: "...the fleet...arrived off North Carolina. The troops with Lord Cornwallis landed at Cape Fear on the 13th of May...The rebels ran off as soon as they landed. The troops then marched to Fort Johnson in North Carolina which they took possession of without opposition..."
An interesting, nearly full column article is titled: "An Account of the Chief of the Mohawk Indian who Lately Visited England".  Another page has nearly a full column of war-related text including mention that "...Dr. Franklin, though one of the boldest enemies against the illegal & unjust claims of our ministers, is a warm friend to this country..." and also: "...the colonies are in the utmost confusion at the apprehensions from the forces landing from England. The Indians are much divided in their opinions...". The back page as well contains various reports on the war, including "...that Gen. Clinton had removed from N. Carolina & had gone to Charlestown in S. Carolina & that he saw some of our Highlanders prisoners in Williamsburgh." and "...the province of Georgia entertains no very high opinion of the congress...the partizans of American independence have no great hopes of success nor even public spirit enough to render the congress & provincial notes current by parting with their property in exchange for them as they would be gold & silver..." and more (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

Category: British

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