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Great issue on events late in the Revolutionary War...



Item # 649604

January 14, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, January 14, 1783 

* American Revolutionary War
* General George Washington


Page 2 has reports of continuing skirmishing in the war with: "...a vessel having arrived at New York...The French fleet remained at Boston & Portsmouth without shewing the least disposition to leave those places & the American and French troops were gone into winter quarters...brought word of an attack made by a considerable body of the Americans on a small foraging party of English in which the latter repulsed them with great loss...to transports to Carolina under his convoy to take off the remainder of the troops from Charlestown...considerable fleet was to sail from Carolina..." and also: "...informed that about 3000 of the loyal inhabitants of that city had departed from thence for the island of Jamaica & the same number  for St. Augustine; that a surprise of Fort Johnston had been attempted on the part of the Americans but repulsed with considerable loss..." and even more (see).
Further inside has 1 1/2 pages headed: "American News" with a tremendous amount of great reporting. It begins with the troubles of a tax collector trying to get residents of Nantucket to pay their quota. Also: "...while a small party of British troops was cutting wood on Jame's island they were suddenly attacked by thrice their number of armed rebels...they instantly quitted the axes, resumed their muskets...& charged the rebels who, dismayed at the furious onset, turned their backs & fled...". Another item notes: "...the rebels on shore sent off a boat with a flag of truce to the victors, requesting that the wounded rebels should be delivered up to the which was agreed to, on their consenting to receive the wounded Loyalists also..." with more.
Of particular interest is a letter from General George Washington to Sir Guy Carleton concerning a presumed suspension of hostilities which Carleton is not holding to. With Carleton's response. And the back page continues with war reports concerning Loyalists in Charleston (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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