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Much on the Siege of Augusta, or Fort Cornwallis... Terms offered to General Washington...
Item # 658609
July 31, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 31, 1781 Almost all of page 2 is taken up with a wealth of correspondence and detail concerning the Siege of Augusta, also known as the Siege of Fort Cornwallis. Included are the "Articles of Capitulation..." and many of the correspondences are signed in type by Andrew Pickens, Henry Lee, and Francis Marion.
All of this is prefaced with a letter signed in type by: Nathaniel Greene which includes: "...and enclosed the capitulation & surrender of the garrison of Fort Dreadnough, and an account of small action at Augusta. On the 5th of this instant Fort Cornwallis surrendered..." with more.
Page 2 has an: "Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman in the neighbourhood of Williamsburg, dated July 9, 1781", and then letters from Fredericksburg & yet another, all with various military reports.
Pg. 3 also has a document from the United States Congress giving thanks for Samuel Huntington, followed by Huntington's response.
A nice item notes: "...The following are the terms that were offered to Gen Washington, vis. - To be given rank in the British service; a landed estate in England purchased for him, of 7000 pounds a year, and great promotions for 12 such persons as he should name."
Then s report noting: "...that government were under the greatest apprehensions for Lord Cornwallis's army since the account of Col. Tarleton's defeat...That they write from Paris that Dr. Franklin had paid off all his tradesmen's bills & was preparing to depart from that city, supposed for America...".
Four pages, ornate lettering in the masthead, various spotted foxing, generally very nice condition.