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642512

Beautiful masthead... On the Battle of Eutaw Springs...

Item #642512

December 29, 1781

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 29, 1781 



* Battle of Eutaw Springs

* Great masthead engraving for display




I have always thought  this newspaper has one of the finest masthead, featuring an uncommonly large engraving with an Indian and an angel on either side of the "Journal", plus a 3-masted ship & other embellishments (... See More  

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669937

1781 Military Pay Document...

Item #669937

December 26, 1781

A genuine Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated Dec. 1, 1781. Fascinating document for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the State Of Connecticut. This document contains two signatures, is dated December 26, 1781 and is written out for "Two Pounds" Measurement is approx. 4 by 6 inches. A few areas of light st... See More  

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$115.00
587208

Reflecting upon the war in America...

Item #587208

December 13, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 13, 1781  The front page has 2 columns taken up with a letter: "To the People of Great Britain" much of which comments on the situation in America and the Revolutionary War. Nearly 4 pages of reports from the "House of Commons" also include some discussion of the American situation, one item noting: "...The illusion which had filled... See More  

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664191

The treaty whereby Cornwallis surrendered to Washington, with great commentary in Parliament...

Item #664191

December 08, 1781

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 8, 1781 



* Treaty of Peace

* Lord Cornwallis capitulation

* General George Washington

* Revolutionary War closing events




The front page has an: "Account of the number of British & German troops, and of ships of war, surrendered at Yorktown...".

But then the great document is on page 2 which prints the: "ARTICLES of CAPITULATI... See More  

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660214

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown...

Item #660214
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, London, December and the Appendix issue for the year 1781 



* Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis

* Surrender at Yorktown VA Virginia

* Revolutionary War from the enemy




Certainly the most historic report in this issue--and perhaps in any issue from the Revolutionary War--is that near the back of the issue under "American Affairs". It is an "E... See More  

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663074

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown...

Item #663074

December 01, 1781

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 1, 1781 



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* Revolutionary War ending

* General Benedict Arnold




This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

Page 2 has a lett... See More  

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663927

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown... Full text of the Articles of Capitulation...

Item #663927

November 29, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 29, 1781



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* American Revolutionary War ending

* Historic item w/ Articles of Capitulation 




This is a terrifically historic issue, reporting the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his British army to Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

The front page has a report which include... See More  

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662725

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown: a first report...

Item #662725

November 27, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* Revolutionary War ending

* Historic item - 1st report




This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

Although the formal le... See More  

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660210

Early report of Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown...

Item #660210

November 01, 1781

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, November, 1781 



* American Revolutionary War

* Early Cornwallis' surrender rpt.

* General Benedict Arnold




Certainly the most notable content is found near the back under the "Postscript", so noted as it contains recently-received news inserted in the issue just before being printed. It is dated November 27.

The report reads in part: "W... See More  

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636757

Surprised when dining on turtle...

Item #636757

October 23, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 23, 1781  A page 2 report gives some hints of the events soon to come at Yorktown, with: "We hear that M. de Grasse has entered the Bay of chesapeak & landed 3600 men under the command of M. de St.Simon. These troops are to join those of M. de la Fayette to oblige, if possible, the English to evacuate Georgia...". Further on is a report from t... See More  

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587188

Battle of Dodger Bank, North Sea...

Item #587188

October 11, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 11, 1781  Inside has a letter from New York which gives details of a naval battle, noting in part: "....the 29th of June we fell in with a rebel privateer of 22 guns...who engaged us for 3 hours and 20 minutes...The engagement was so excessively hot that for three quarters of an hour the muzzles of her guns & ours rubbed one another. We received so... See More  

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587189

Naval content from the Revolutionary War....

Item #587189

October 11, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 11, 1781  Inside has a letter from New York which gives details of a naval battle, noting in part: "....the 29th of June we fell in with a rebel privateer of 22 guns...who engaged us for 3 hours and 20 minutes...The engagement was so excessively hot that for three quarters of an hour the muzzles of her guns & ours rubbed one another. We received so... See More  

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658631

Preparing for the final events at Yorktown... Tragic case of Col. Isaac Haynes...

Item #658631

October 02, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 2, 1781 



* Rare American Revolutionary War publication



Most of the front page is taken up with reports and correspondence concerning the case of Col. Isaac Haynes, the American officer hanged by the British for a controversial charge. One series of letters is prefaced with: "The following are authentic copies of sun... See More  

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658624

Setting the stage for victory at Yorktown... Benedict Arnold in Connecticut...

Item #658624

September 18, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 18, 1781  Page 2 has a letter from General Greene to Congress dated at Santee, S.C. mentioning the efforts of General Sumpter: "...Col. Wade Hampton made a charge on a part of the enemy's horse at the Quarter House...Col. Hampton...burnt four vessels loaded principally with valuable stores for the use of the British ... See More  

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587111

Is there harmony among the troops?

Item #587111

September 13, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 13, 1781  The front page has a report which includes: "From New York...we have a letter from a field officer...which says, 'Count Rochambeau having found the attack upon New York, as planned by Mr. Washington, to be impracticable, proposes to retire with his troops to Rhode Island. General Clinton will certainly attack Washington's lin
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658620

From shortly before Cornwallis would surrender at Yorktown... Benedict Arnold loots & burns New London...

Item #658620

September 11, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 11, 1781  The ftpg. has  letter signed  by: George Germain, followed by a response to the:  "Commissioners for Restoring Peace" which begins: "All propositions from Great Britain for a restitution of peace, from Lord North's conciliatory plan to the above extraordinary declaration, have been ... See More  

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658618

The prelude to the final battles at Yorktown...

Item #658618

September 04, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 4, 1781 



* Surrender of Cornwallis nears

* Siege of Yorktown prelude

* Revolutionary War ending close




Page 2 begins with a report from Annapolis which foreshadows the coming events at Yorktown: "The apprehensions of an invasion are at present dissipated; the fleet, supposed to be destined for Baltimore or  t... See More  

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594757

War in the South... Chart of killed & disabled...

Item #594757
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, September, 1781  Near the beginning is the "List of the Men Killed or Disabled in the War" which includes various columns (see), with mentions of Howe, Carleton, Gage, Saratoga, and more (see). Also: "Summary of Proceedings in the last Session of the Last Parliament" includes some discussion of the Revolutionary War.

Also: "Concer... See More  

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660208

Review of a book on the Revolutionary War...

Item #660208

September 01, 1781

LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1781  Under Review Of Books" is one  for: "The Revolution of America", which begins: "A narrative of the origin and progress of the rupture between Great Britain and her colonies, written with extreme partiality to the colonists, condemning in every point of view the conduct of the British government & justifying France and Spa... See More  

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660328

Review of a book on the Revolutionary War... Map of Toulon

Item #660328

September 01, 1781

LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1781  Under Review Of Books" is one  for: "The Revolution of America", which begins: "A narrative of the origin and progress of the rupture between Great Britain and her colonies, written with extreme partiality to the colonists, condemning in every point of view the conduct of the British government & justifying France and Spa... See More  

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658614

The Siege of Ninety-Six and more military events in South Carolina...

Item #658614

August 28, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 28, 1781 



* Revolutionary War in the South

* Ninety-Six SC South Carolina




Half of page 2 is taken up with a letter from Major General Green in which he officers much on the Siege of Ninety-Six. Additional reports carry over to page 3 with much more detail on the military events in South Carolina. One item begins: &quo... See More  

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587016

Proclamations by British officers...

Item #587016

August 21, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 21, 1781  Much of the front page is taken up with naval reports from the Caribbean. Page 4 has a nice document from Charleston signed in type by both: Rawdon and N. Balfour, in which they note: "...attention to the general security of the province has obliged his Majesty's troops...to relinquish some of the upper parts of it...unnecessary for us to... See More  

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658613

Benedict Arnold compared to Judas... Much reporting on war events in the South...

Item #658613

August 21, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 21, 1781 



* Benedict Arnold compared to Judas Iscariot

* American Revolutionary War events in the South




The front page has  a report concerning Benedict Arnold, with one item noting: "Judas Iscariot betrayed his master for 30 pieces of silver, but repenting of his  guilt returned the money into the trea... See More  

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658612

Battle of Green Spring... Great reports on the Revolutionary War...

Item #658612

August 14, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, August 14, 1781 



* Battle of Green Spring

* James County, Virginia

* Revolutionary War




The front page has news from captured correspondence including: "The revolt of the Pennsylvania line & Jersey brigade...are certainly events of very great importance, & must have very extensive effects both in reducing Washin... See More  

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586957

Benedict Arnold... Victory at Camden...

Item #586957

August 04, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 4, 1781  Page 2 has a report which includes: "...that since some of Washington's letters were intercepted, discovering the intention of his army in conjunction with the French troops on Long Island to attack Gen. Clinton, a misunderstanding has taken place between Washington and the French General Rochambeau, which is expected will be of more good ... See More  

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658609

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 



* Siege of Augusta, Georgia

* General Andrew Pickens

* George Washington




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 corr... See More  

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567310

Cornwallis in Virginia...

Item #567310

July 24, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 24, 1781 



* A naval encounter 



An inside page has: "American News" taken from the New York Gazette and includes mention of a naval encounter, and: "...was so discouraging a circumstance as to prevent the greater part of the militia from proceeding...consented to continue their march, & after suffering every inconvenience from... See More  

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658601

Battles in the South... Praise for John Paul Jones...

Item #658601

July 24, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 24, 1781 



* Rare American Revolutionary War publication



The front page has an interesting  report from London on the lack of reinforcements coming from England to help with the situation in New York: "The gross deceptions by which the people of this county are practiced upon to continue the ruinous war with Ame... See More  

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658597

Much on the exchange of prisoners in prison ships... British have evacuated the South...

Item #658597

July 17, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 17, 1781 



* Rare American Revolutionary War publication



The front page has several letters from British Lt. Col. Balfour, most dealing with discussion for an exchange of prisoners with General Greene.

This discussion carries over to page 2 where is found a letter datelined: "Torbay prison ship, Charlestown harbour,... See More  

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567311

Movements of British troops in America...

Item #567311

July 14, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 14, 1781 



* Movements of British troops in America 

* Revolutionary War from the enemy
 



The back page has some news from America including : "...letters from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton with an account of his Lordship having effected a junction with the troops under the command of Brigadier General Arnold, in consequence of w... See More  

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569062

Movements of British troops in America...

Item #569062

July 14, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 14, 1781 



* Movements of British troops in America 

* Revolutionary War from the enemy
 



The back page has some news from America including : "...letters from Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton with an account of his Lordship having effected a junction with the troops under the command of Brigadier General Arnold, in consequence of wh... See More  

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657751

Washington and Cornwallis in Virginia...

Item #657751
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, July, 1781  The "Historical Chronicle" begins with: "Plan for Putting an End to the American War & for Laying the Foundation of a Permanent Peace with the Thirteen Colonies". Another report has some good talk on military affairs in America including: "...Lord Cornwallis has entered Virginia; that a reinforcement has entered Chesape... See More  

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658584

Cornwallis, the Marquis de la Fayette, & others...

Item #658584

June 19, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, June 19, 1781 



* Rare American Revolutionary War publication



Inside has a few items  relating to the Revolutionary War, including a bit noting: "...recommend unanimity, firmness and perseverance to the people of  the American states as the British ministry are straining every nerve to enable Generals Clinton an... See More  

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657748

Lord Cornwallis... Benedict Arnold...

Item #657748
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1781  The issue begins with a continuation on the "Debate on the Motion of Thanks to Earl Cornwallis", mentioning: "...the victories he had gained, like those of Phila. & Ticonderoga, served only to multiply distresses..." with much more (see for portions).

Under the "Historical Chronicle" near the back is a lengthy &a... See More  

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670980

1780 Revolutionary War Era

Item #670980

May 17, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 17, 1781


* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy
 
Newspapers from England during the time of the Revolutionary War are always interesting as they give a sense as to life at that time and what political discussions were the "hot topic" of the day. 

This is a complete, 8 page newspaper and a very
... See More  

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658578

Latest news from the Revolutionary War...

Item #658578

May 15, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, May 15, 1781  The front page has a brief item: "The American spy, mentioned a few days since, is taken at Harwich and will be examined before the Privy-Council. Many papers were found upon his person, touching a treasonable correspondence."

The ftpg. also has some items from the war including the mention of  the Bri... See More  

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578738

Chasing after Benedict Arnold...

Item #578738

April 24, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 24, 1781 



* North Carolina volunteers

* Benedict Arnold chased

* Revolutionary War original




Page 2 has: "...letters from North Carolina bring advice that the majority of the inhabitants in that province have lately risen voluntarily on the side of loyalty & have seized upwards of 200 of the principal men who were known to be the most dist... See More  

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592046

Troubles persist in Charleston, after the surrender...

Item #592046

April 24, 1781

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, April 24, 1781  The front page has a letter from South Carolina noting: "I should be very happy indeed to confirm your supposed orderly state & government of this country since the surrender of Charlestown [Charleston] but am very sorry to inform you it is far otherwise. For a while there was a calm which made us hope resistance was at an end but i... See More  

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578737

Money for the Revolutionary War...

Item #578737

April 21, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, April 21, 1781  The back page has a few war-related items including: "...money sent to Newport, Rhode Island, in America, is for the use of M. Rochambeau's army..." and "a Mr. Scriven is arrived there from Philadelphia, appointed by congress to negotiate a loan with the Crown...the Crown would not advance a louis d'or, but that they thought the mon... See More  

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658556

Responding to General Clinton's offer for a reconciliation...

Item #658556

April 03, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 3, 1781 



* General Henry Clinton

* Peace with Americans ?

* Revolutionary War




Pages 1 and 2 contain an excellent response to the controversial "Declaration" of General Clinton in which he offers a proposal for peace to the Americans. A few bits include: "The first thing which is offered is a pardon to a... See More  

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567395

Reference to John Paul Jones... Reference to Benedict Arnold's defection...

Item #567395

March 27, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 27, 1781 Page 2 has an item referencing the famous naval battle involving John Paul Jones, with: "...Displeasures of his B.M. in regard to what has been done for Paul  Jones is equally groundless...". Another item on pg. 2 extending to pg. 3 includes: "...negociation intended to lay the plan of a treaty of commerce to be concluded between th... See More  

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578283

British & American forces in America...

Item #578283

February 03, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 3, 1781  Several pages are taken up with reports from the "House of Commons" which includes one bit noting: "...Lord Howe complained of a late publication in which he had been accused of having carried on a correspondence with Dr. Franklin, a little before he took the command in America--the fact was true, but the whole of that treasonable co... See More  

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658548

From the closing months of the Revolutionary War...

Item #658548

January 30, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Jan. 30, 1781 



* American Revolutionary War

* Closing months - nice masthead




Most of the reports are European, with page 2 have some news from the Caribbean. Also an item noting: "We are assured that the revolted troops of the Pennsylvania line have returned to their duty."

Four pages, decorative lettering in the ... See More  

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561452

1781 Revolutionary War military pay document...

Item #561452
FASCINATING DOCUMENT for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the "State Of Connecticut". This document contains a signature, is dated in 1781 and is approx. 4 by 6 inches.

Minimal wear but generally very nice condition. A terrific item for display and dated during this very significant year in the war when Cornwallis surrendered.

The photo is... See More  

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649287

1781 Revolutionary War military pay document...

Item #649287
FASCINATING DOCUMENT for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the "State Of Connecticut". This document contains a signature, is dated 1781 and is approx. 4 by 6 inches.

Minimal wear but generally very nice condition. A terrific item for display and dated during this very significant year in the war when Cornwallis surrendered.

The photo is re... See More  

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565497

Cornwallis in the South... Congress on pay for the soldiers...

Item #565497

December 23, 1780

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 23, 1780   Page 2 has various items on the Revolutionary War including a report from Charleston which notes: "...last accounts from Lord Cornwallis inform us that he was with the army in North Carolina, that the people submit to him in great number & that he meets with no opposition in his march...of the most notorious rebels in South Caro... See More  

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582636

Cornwallis, Clinton, Charleston...

Item #582636
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1780  The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings in the Last Parliament" which includes discussion of the Revolutionary War in America.

Near the back in the "Historical Chronicle" is a lengthy items concerning John Trumbull, son of the governor of Connecticut, with some talk of Franklin's grandson, etc. (see photos). A... See More  

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653632

Cornwallis, Clinton, Charleston...

Item #653632
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1780  The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings in the Last Parliament" which includes discussion of the Revolutionary War in America.

Near the back in the "Historical Chronicle" is a lengthy items concerning John Trumbull, son of the governor of Connecticut, with some talk of Franklin's grandson, etc. Another report ... See More  

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591619

If England would agree to the independence of America...

Item #591619

November 16, 1780

THE GLASGOW MERCURY, Scotland, Nov. 16, 1780 



* Independence of America question

* Revolutionary War




A quote from the House of Commons report notes: "...He had said that if Parliament would agree to acknowledge the independence of America, we might begin a treaty to-morrow...Lord George Germaine said...that if we were inclined to acknowledge the independence of America, we might b... See More  

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636685

The Benedict Arnold & Major Andre treason....

Item #636685
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1780  Within the "Historical Chronicle" near the back of the issue is a portion which notes: "...These gentlemen were reply'd to by others in opposition, who in thee accumstom'd style execrated the American war & denounced vengeance on those who had been the cause of it...all the evils with which we are not threatened,
... See More  

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$122.00
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