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Thoughts on Washington's military plans...



Item # 644477

April 18, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 18, 1782  Pgs. 2 & 3 have a letter New York noting in part: "...the garrison, fearing an attack would be made on that city by Gen. Washington, were busily employed in fortifying the island & taking every preparation to resist the enemy...there being no commercial intercourse whatever between the garrison & the Americans. Gen. Washington's army, about 11,000 men, were posted in the Jerseys..." and another letter mentions: "...been debated in Congress whether, in case the French persisted in their present plan of keeping possession of Virginia, overtures should not be made to the Commander in Chief in New York to join the American & British forces & attempt to drive their new ally from the continent..." and a bit more, offering an interesting perspective.
Pg. 4 has a few items on the war: "...But should that immortal General, Mr. Washington, be impatient & wish to demolish the British posts, he may collect troops, cannon & stores from any corner of America...take post within sight of our lines....once he thinks fit to attack these lines cannot be molested or prevented...".
The bkpg. has a bit noting: "There is no foundation for the report stating that Dr. Franklin, Mr. Adams, Mr. Laurens, etc. were in town negociating a peace..." and more (see).
Eight pages, 9 by 12 inches, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.

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