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Is General Howe leaving Boston?
Item # 644332
March 21, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 21, 1776 The entire front page is a great: "Speech of Governor Johnstone to the House of Commons...26th of October, 1775." which begins: "The speech of the Honorable Baronet who spoke last...is very much like that we have just heard from the throne, full of assumed false facts & general undisputed axioms, which the people in America are as ready to close with as their adversaries on this side..." with much more on the troubling relationship between America & England (see photos for portions). This text takes most of pg. 2 as well, & is concludes in a future issue.
Pg. 3 has a letter from Charleston, South Carolina, which begins: "The troubles in the back parts are entirely subsided. Their ringleaders, with about 130 others, were taken..." with much more. This seems to be on the trouble with the Regulators. Other content in this letter as well (see).
Page 3 has over a half column taken up with: "More Queries addressed to Cato" which includes questions on the relationship between England & America, & include: "Did you not say that it would be a happiness to the middle & southern colonies if the British Parliament would break the spirit of the New England colonies?" and "Do you not fear the independence of the colonies only because power & influence must hereafter be derived from the confidence of the people & not from the favor of a few crown officers?" and more (see).
The back page has a letter which mentions the Committee of Correspondence, and another letter which begins: "By an express arrived last night from Cambridge...we learn that Gen. Howe intended a feint of embarkation in order to draw off our troops form Dorchester point, who intended to attack his lines..." & further on is: "General Washington has already detached six regiments for this place, who are already advanced 100 miles towards it..." with more.
Complete in 4 pages, light, even foxing, 8 by 10 inches, very nice condition.