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Letter to the King very critical of being in the war... Situation is bad in America?
Item # 658968
December 29, 1778
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Dec. 29, 1778 The front page has a lengthy letter to the King of England which includes: "...by false information & undigested arguments persuaded to enter into & continue this destructive war, which has, i the short space of four years, lost...more honour, dignity & wealth than our posterity can possibly regain in a century; even if the Americans were...reduced to the abject, dreadful state of unconditional submission..." and more good material.
Page 3 has an interesting item: "Earl Cornwallis has resigned his American staff; and it is said general Gray will do the same. These two are strong proofs of the impracticability of carrying on the American war."
Then another letter to the King which includes: "Lord North declared...that the Congress, from their tyranny and abuse of power, avarice, and selfish views, were become obnoxious to the people of America; that they had incurred a debt upwards of a twelve month ago of 50 millions sterling, and that they had in fact engaged their country to France, and that General Washington had no more than 7000 men..." with more fine content.
Four pages, folio size, never-trimmed margins, red tax stamp on page 3, random ink notations in front page margins, good condition.