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Work towards creating a treaty with America... Latest on the war...



Item # 658767

September 30, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Sept. 30, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.
The front page begins with a report from the House of Commons concerning the appointment of commissioners to work with America towards a treaty, with 6 of the terms noted. They include: "That commissioners...hear, consult & agree upon the final settlement & pacification of the present troubles in America upon safe, honorable & permanent terms..." and: "That a truce for the aforesaid term of years be agreed to, and declared between Great Britain and France." and four more items.
Page 2 is mostly taken up with a Resolve concerning instituting price controls to contain the dramatic increase of prices for various commodities, a notable concern at the time.
Page 3 has a report from Poughkeepsie concerning the work of General Sullivan in upstate New York against the Seneca, Oneida and Cayuga Indians (see).
The back page begins with a report from the House of Commons on their investigation into the conduct of British generals in America, followed by additional reports concerning the Revolutionary War.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, wide margins, minor archival mend at the bottom of the blank spine, two small holes affect a few words.

Category: American

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