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Revolutionary War events in the South...
Item # 655261
April 19, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 19, 1779 Two columns on pages 1 & 2 are taken up with: "Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America in the Years 1766, 1767, and 17678. By J. Carver..." which has some interesting reading. One item notes: "...many obstructions would arise to my scheme from the want of good maps and charts; for the French, whilst they retained their power in North America, had taken every artful method to keep all others nations, particularly the English, in ignorance of the concerns of the interior parts of it: and to accomplish this design with the greater certainty they had published inaccurate maps & false accounts, calling the different nations of the Indians by nicknames they had given them & not by those really appertaining to them..." with much more.
Page 3 has: "...advices in town from America which mention the Congress having put to the vote a motion for making a proposal of accommodation to Great Britain when it was lost by only one...and that the delegate was forced to leave Philadelphia to save his life, so incensed were the people against him..." and also: "...that it is the general opinion there that the Congress will either propose peace or be torn in pieces & that nothing can prevent this but great remittances from France to raise the credit of the paper dollars...that all the troops now...destined for the reinforcement of Col. Campbell in Georgia & that a body of troops are to be sent from New York to make inroads in the province of Virginia to facilitate the conquest of South Carolina..." and even more.
Four pages, folio size, some period notations in ads & margins, very nice condition.