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On making peace with America...
Item # 644248
April 14, 1778
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 14, 1778 The entire front page is taken up with: "The Conciliatory Bills Considered" which begins: "The repeal of the obnoxious American acts, being a necessary step towards bringing ...the contending parties to the field of negotiation..." with much more & concluding on pg. 2 where is: "...Besides, when the Americans cease to be our subjects the become our rivals...Should they remain only under a nominal subjection we have the best chance for their commerce if we cannot command it...", only portions of which are seen in the photos.
Page 2 also has a bit reading: "...both the Spaniards & the Dutch are much dissatisfied with the treaty of commerce just concluded between France & America; & still more at the French acknowledging of the independence of America..." and page 3 has: "...that Gen. Gates's army had mutinied and the greatest part of the men retired to their several homes.".
Another page has an: "Extract of a Letter from Augustine" which begins: "This colony improves daily & new settlers are continually coming to join us who not only by adding to our numbers & thereby making us more respectable..." and further on is: "...In the first letter which Gen. Howe writ from Philadelphia he promised to make a forward movement against the enemy. All that can be said of Sir William is that he is very backward in his forward movements."
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice, clean condition.