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Fine report on the Battle of Paulus Hook, New Jersey...
Item # 665758
September 2, 1779
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1779
* Battle of Paulus Hook - New Jersey
* American Revolutionary War
* General Henry Lee III Victory
As you can see, this newspaper has one of the more beautiful mastheads of the Revolutionary War era.
Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with several Resolves from the Rhode Island Convention, some relating to the war effort.
Most of page 2 is taken up with a terrific account of the battle of Paulus Hook, New Jersey, from the letter signed in type by the American commander: Henry L. Lee.
Better yet, the detailed account of the battle is introduced by a letter signed in type by: G. Washington.
The Battle of Paulus Hook was fought on August 19, 1779 between Continental Army and British forces in the American Revolutionary War. The Patriots were led by Major Light Horse Harry Lee, and launched a nighttime raid on the British-controlled fort in what is today downtown Jersey City. They surprised the British, taking 158 prisoners, and withdrew with the approach of daylight. Despite retaining the fort and its cannons, the British lost much of their control over New Jersey.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.