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671967

Mention of Dr. Franklin...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671967

April 01, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 1, 1778  This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The front page includes an Act relating to detaining persons charged with, or suspected of, the crimes of high treason or piracy committe... See More  

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$345.00
671965

A Williamsburg, Viriginia report...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671965

February 21, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter... See More  

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$390.00
671058

Revolutionary War... The "Tories" at Newport...

Item #671058

March 01, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 1, 1777  The front page is entirely taken up with ads including one for the sale of a plantation in Berks County, Penna. All of page 2 & half of page 3 are taken up with: "The Trial of the Dutchess of Kingston".

Page 3 has a report concerning the war, including: "The Tories at Newport, in general, fair little better than t... See More  

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$357.00
670624

Rare printing of Congress's Tory Act...

Item #670624

February 01, 1776

THE WESTMINSTER MAGAZINE, London, February, 1776  Certainly a very uncommon title from the 18th century, formatted much like the more common 'Gentleman's Magazine" or the era.

A terrific issue as it contains a full printing of the historic Tory Act which did not appear in most other periodicals of the day. It describes how colonies should handle those Americans who remain loyal ... See More  

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670152

England to grant independence to America...

Item #670152

December 14, 1782

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England Dec. 14, 1782 



* Independence for American Colonies



The back page has reports from America concerning the end of the Revolutionary War, bits noting: "...the last campaign in America, dwelling particularly on the loss of the army under Lord Cornwallis...that an offer of independence to America was the only means of procuring peace....declared himself... 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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667888

Treaty with France...

Item #667888
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1779  This issue leads off with reports on the debates in Parliament, which include discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...the conduct of the army under the command of Gen. Howe; he seized the opportunity of painting in the blackest colours the ingratitude of the Americans; & concluded with exhorting the House to unanimity in p... See More  

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667838

Closing items on the Revolutionary War...

Item #667838
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1783  Eighteen pages are taken up with "Summary of Proceedings in the 3rd Session of the Present Parliament" which include  discussion on concluding events with the war in America, including: "...With respect to America, parliament had left little for ministers to do in negociating a peace with that country..." and further on i... See More  

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667837

Siege of Newport, Rhode Island...

Item #667837
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1778  The issue begins with: "Proceedings in Parliament, continued" which has much concerning the Revolutionary War, including letters from Lord Viscount Howe to Lord Germaine from New York signed by him in type, a few bits including: "...as the rebel army remain strongly posted at the north part of the island of New York & th... See More  

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667826

Burgoyne's report on the taking of Ticonderoga...

Item #667826
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1777  The first five pages are taken up with a series of letters among General Washington, Col. Walcott, and General Howe concerning the exchange of prisoners. One letter is signed: G. Washington, and 3 are signed by: W. Howe.

This fascinating text if followed by a: "Proclamation, by John Burgoyne" dated June 29, 1777, taking a full pag... See More  

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667818

Great issue on the Battle of Ticonderoga...

Item #667818

August 27, 1777

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777 



* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

* American Revolutionary War

* General John Burgoyne victory




The front page has: "...a correct & authentic distribution of the British forces under the command of Sir William Howe, from an officer of distinction just arrived from New York." with a nice accounting of the troops (see phot... See More  

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666873

Congress rallies the troops...

Item #666873

January 16, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 16, 1777 



* Benjamin Frankin, Ethan Allen & more

* Revolutionary War original from the enemy




Page 2 has a items concerning an officer at Boston addressing General Howe upon his retreat from the heights of Boston. And a short note from Ticonderoga, followed by a report from New York noting: "...General Howe has wrote for more troops...Whateve... See More  

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666338

Terrific front page from the Revolutionary War...

Item #666338

January 11, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 11, 1777 



* Great ftpg. Rev. War content

* General John Burgoyne

* Benjamin Franklin




Almost the entire front page is taken up with a terrific item headed: "An Appeal to the Unprejudiced or a Vindication of the Measures of Government with Respect to America" which is a great statement on the need for the Revolutionary War. A nice issue for ... See More  

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666066

Wealth of interesting commentary from just before the outbreak of war...

Item #666066

February 17, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Feb. 17, 1775  This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.

Fully half of the front page is taken up with an interesting article headed: "Observations On Taxing America". Notewor... See More  

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664587

Detailing how supportive England has been to the colonies...

Item #664587

January 28, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coa... See More  

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664535

The Revolutionary War to end soon? Ben Franklin negotiating with the French...

Item #664535

June 21, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 21, 1777  Page 2 has an item concerning the Revolutionary War in America, with text including: "...that the congress had sent to Gen. Howe some proposals for a reconciliation, but such as they knew would not be accepted. It was supposed to be done to gain time. Gen Howe was...preparing to go on a secret expedition not to Philadelphia as it was thought;... 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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664189

The British take Long Island...

Item #664189

October 01, 1776

THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, Edinburgh, Scotland, October, 1776  Simply a great wealth of American content in this issue. Over a page is on: "The Ancient Testimony & Principles of the People called Quakers...of America". Under the heading "America" are reports from Pensacola and events in the South, plus "A Proclamation" signed by:  H. Clinton, noting in part: &q... See More  

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664180

Great, detailed account of the New York City fire...

Item #664180

November 09, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 9, 1776 



* Great Fire of New York (1776)

* American Revolutionary War




This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.

The front page has a report noting in part: "During the time that General Howe lay at Turtle bay he ... See More  

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664179

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #664179

February 14, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 14, 1778



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The entire front page is taken up with ads, one of which is for the printi... See More  

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663996

The capture of New York by the British.. Great map of Connecticut & Rhode Island...

Item #663996
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776 



* Capture of New York City

* Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map

* American Revolutionary War




This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House  of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you... 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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663347

British take Portsmouth & Norfolk, Virginia...

Item #663347

June 22, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 22, 1779 



* Burning of Norfolk & Portsmouth by the British



The entire front page, and most of page 2, are taken up with reports on this historic taking of Portsmouth & Norfolk, Virginia, by the British. There is a prefacing note at the top of the front page concerning the lengthier report, followed by a letter from Major General Mathew to Gener... 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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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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662675

Details on the British military in America...

Item #662675

May 25, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 25, 1776 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania


* Great year to have (1776)




This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.

The front page is taken up with the conclusion of the "Constitution... See More  

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662486

Burgoyne takes Ticonderoga: a day by day account…

Item #662486

August 25, 1777

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, Aug. 25, 1777 



* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

* American Revolutionary War

* General John Burgoyne victory




"Extraordinary" issues were printed when notable reports were received outside the normal publishing schedule, created to get the news to the public as quickly as possible.

This issue was printed to report the taking of Ticonderoga by Gen... See More  

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662478

Terrific "Extra" issue reporting the historic battle of New York...

Item #662478

December 31, 1776

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, December 30, 1776 and January 2, 1777 



* Battle of Long Island - New York

* American Revolutionary War

* General William Howe victory




"Extraordinary" issues were printed when notable news was received outside the regular printing schedule, and issue as such to get into circulation as quickly as possible. Typically such Extraordinary... See More  

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662462

Great issue on the capture of New York City...

Item #662462

November 04, 1776

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Nov. 4, 1776 



* Capture of New York City

* American Independence

* Great year to have (1776)

* Revolutionary War




Almost the entirety of the front page is taken up with a letter from General Howe to Lord G. Germaine dated at "York Island, Sept. 21, 1776". It begins with an historic report: "I have the satisfaction to inform you... See More  

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662459

News of the Declaration of Independence is reported in England... "Battle of New York...

Item #662459

August 10, 1776

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 10, 1776 



* Declaration of Independence

* First reported in England

* New York campaign




Of very special significance is the brief--yet significantly historic report: "...informed that the Continental Congress have declared the United Colonies free and independent states." Front page content doesn't get much better than this.

Almost al... See More  

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662345

Great issue on the capture of New York...

Item #662345

November 05, 1776

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Nov. 5, 1776



* American Revolutionary War

* New York City captured

* General William Howe




This is a very significant issue, as most of the front page is taken up with reports  on the historic capture of New York City by the British, beginning with the report from the noted: "London Gazette Extraordinary" issue of Nov. 4 which includes the l... See More  

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662286

Battle of Bennington, and so much more...

Item #662286

January 14, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* Battle of Bennington & much more




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead... See More  

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662285

Battle of the Cedars, a truce meeting with Washington, and much more...

Item #662285

July 27, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 27, 1776 



* Battle of the Cedars

* Invasion of Canada campaign

* John Hancock & George Washington




This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. Note that this issue is just the second published since it printed the De... See More  

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661835

General Howe proclamations in a Tory newspaper.....

Item #661835

November 19, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 19, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General William Howe proclamations




This was a strongly Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British were in occupation. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the ... See More  

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661706

The Benedict Arnold & Major Andre treason....

Item #661706
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1780 



* Benedict Arnold defects

* Major John Andre treason

* Revolutionary War




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
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661422

Howe's Proclamation... The trouble with war...

Item #661422

March 18, 1778

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 18, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The first column of the front page has a "Proclamation" issued by General Howe that includes in par... See More  

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660596

The Revolutionary War...

Item #660596

June 20, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 20, 1775 



* Rare Revolutionary War title from America



The front page is entirely taken up with a continued speech which has some references to the situation in America, with "...the military coercion of America will be impracticable...what has been the fate of your famous bills...the Boston port bill and the bill for alterin
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660294

On General Gage in America...

Item #660294

November 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, November, 1782  Inside has an article: "Account of the Arrival of General Gage in America in the Year 1774, With the Proceedings of the Americans in Consequence of the Boston Port Bill Until the Appointment of a Congress".

Included is one of the two plates called for, a foldout (has wrinkles).

Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, one defective... 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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$375.00
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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660092

Burning of Portsmouth and Norfolk by the British...

Item #660092

June 01, 1779

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1779 



* re. burning of Norfolk & Portsmouth by the British



Near the back are over 3 pages of reports headed: "American Affairs" which includes a letter from General Clinton to George Germain dated at New York which relates to a letter from General Mathew to General Henry Clinton dated at Portsmouth, Virginia & accompanied by a lette... See More  

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660037

Naval events in the Revolutionary War... Reference to the surrender at Saratoga...

Item #660037

January 01, 1778

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1778  Over 2 pages are taken up with a: "Dialogue Between an Englishman and an American Descendant from  English Ancestors" (see for portions).

Over 2 pages near the back has: "American Affairs" which includes a report from Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Howe on the state of the navy in American waters, written from on board his shi... See More  

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660005

Two Proclamations by General Howe... Wealth of war reporting...

Item #660005
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1777  "American State Papers" has a Proclamation signed in type  by: W. Howe, concerning soldiers who were pressured into leaving the King's allegiance, offering pardon if they return. Plus another Proclamation signed by Howe offering acres of land in America at the war's end to those who enlist for two years.

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660004

Washington crosses the Delaware... Franklin vs. Howe...

Item #660004
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, May, 1777 



* General George Washington

* Crosses - crossing the Delaware




The prime content is an excellent letter written & signed by G. Washington dated "Headquarters, New Town, Dec. 26, 1776" which describes his crossing of the Delaware River, reading in part: "I have the pleasure of congratulating you upon the success of
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659918

Gage arrives, Bostonians refuse to trade...

Item #659918

June 01, 1774

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1774  Articles include: "Some Observations on the Characters of the English in General, and the Lower People in Particular" "Thoughts on the Reformation" and so much more. Among "Review of New Publications" is: The Chains of Slavery" and; "A Speech Intended to have Been Spoken on the Bill for Altering the Charter of t... See More  

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659903

Why England should quit the war in America...

Item #659903

June 28, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, June 28, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




The ftpg. has some news items including: "...That Philadelphia is too strong to be attempted on any side. That Mr. Washington has removed from Morristown to Bound Brook...Mr. Washington is, by his new position, between 8 and 9 miles nearer to New York. That Lord Cornwallis is... See More  

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659900

Philadelphia cannot be taken by the British...

Item #659900

June 19, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, June 19, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




The front page has: "The news from America...is that there has been an action between the King's troops and the Provincials in the Jerseys...General Howe is advancing forward with 10,000 men...that should there be 20,000 they could not succeed against Philadelphia...so ma... See More  

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659676

Details on the capture of General Lee...

Item #659676

February 13, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Feb. 13, 1777  Page 3 has reports from America including: "...dispatches from Rhode Island...said to be very satisfactory & that General Lee was taken prisoner..." and what follows are the details on how he was captured. Then: "...that she had prisoner on board Gen. Lee, who was taken by Col. Harcourt in a house in Phila.; that he delivered... See More  

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659477

Great on the Battle of Long Island... Bravery of Benedict Arnold...

Item #659477

November 28, 1776

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Nov. 28, 1776  Page 3 has most of a column taken up with fine detail on the historic Battle of Long Island, in which British forces inflicted a crushing defeat on Washington's army.

Other fine content concerning the situation in America. A few bits include: "...that Gen. Howe...proceeded up the North River and...made good his landing without the los... See More  

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659470

New York is captured...

Item #659470

November 14, 1776

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Nov. 14, 1776  Page 3 begins with a letter concerning the Revolutionary War, bits including: "...New  York is taken...that General Howe is in possession of the remains of that city and its island; that the position of the King's army was with its right towards Horens-Hook, on the East River...the rebel army in front occupying the ground with ext... See More  

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$63.00
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