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America agrees to give up Long Island, Maryland, and North Carolina?
Item # 644432
January 26, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 26, 1782
* General Benedict Arnold
* Benjamin Franklin & more
Page 4 has: "...General Arnold lately arrived in town from New York, was at Court...was introduced to his Majesty & graciously received...Earl Cornwallis had a conference upwards of 3 hours with Lord G. Germaine & yesterday General Arnold with upwards of 2 hours...".
Further on includes: "...we are assured that Dr. Franklin...laid before the French Ministry the outlines of a new treaty of alliance between France and Congress & that it had been revised, altered, and signed on the part of the French King...it is said the Americans, provided they are assisted by their allies to dispossess Great Britain of her colonies, agree to give up Canada, Long Island, Maryland, and North Carolina to France; a circumstance not likely to leave the Americans any prospect of becoming an independent people..." and more (see).
The back pg. has a small bit: "This afternoon 30 Americans were landed from the prison ship and conducted to Mill Prison. The number of American prisoners there are 498."
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, rubbing to the front leaf not affecting any mentioned content, nice condition.