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Washington dines with Cornwallis... Case of Col. Isaac Haynes...



Item # 657940

February 21, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 21, 1782 

* re. Isaac Haynes execution
* George Washington w/ Cornwallis
* American Revolutionary War


Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a report from the House of Commons concerning the situation with the war in America and its future now that Cornwallis has surrendered. There is much mention of General Benedict Arnold. Fine reading.
Page 3d has n item: "When Lord Cornwallis dined with General Washington for the first time, Rochambeau, being asked for a toast, gave the United States. Washington gave the King of France. Lord Cornwallis, simply the King; but Washington, putting that toast, added 'of England', and facetiously, 'confine him there. I'll drink him in a full bumper!..." with more.
Page 4 has a full column concerning the case of Col. Isaac Haynes, the American officer hanged by the British for a controversial charge.
Page 5 notes some changes in position with the British, and includes: "...Sir Guy Carleton goes out Commander in Chief, General Arnold as second in command...".
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.

Category: British

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