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Chasing after the Americans...
Item # 644301
November 28, 1776
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 28, 1776 A brief item notes a French ship went down in the Gulf of St. Lawrence: "...and the greatest part of her crew perished. She had on board a large quantity of gunpowder & arms for the Provincial army." (see).
The back page has a nice report concerning the battles in the New York vicinity, including: "...4000 men were sent over to Long Island to prevent the Americans carrying off the cattle from the east side of it. That their main body was still at King's Bridge & our army close to them. That it was the prevailing opinion Gen. Howe was meditating some scheme to surround or drive them off...the season being so far advanced the great blow to determine the fate of America, it was supposed, could not be struck till another campaign...on the Jersey side one of our posts of 120 men was within musket shot of the enemy's advanced guard...the rebel army is greatly distressed by sickness; the desertions to Gen. Howe are frequent & considerable..." with more (see photos). Another very brief item reads: "A letter from New York says a Colonel in the provincial army (a man of property) in a fit of despair, had shot himself through the head."
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.