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642840

Creating the state of Franklin... Benjamin Martin, famed optician...

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August 01, 1785

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1785  Near the back is a small bit headed: "American News" which mentions that: "...the counties of Washington, Sullivan, and Green have declared themselves independent of the state of North Carolina..." because they: "...found themselves grievously taxed for the support of government without enjoying the blessings of it."... See More  

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679259

Blacks to have rights of citizenship in New York ? Washington to move to England?

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July 23, 1785

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1785 



* General George Washington to move his residence to England (?)

* Blacks to have citizenship rights in New York (?)




Page 2 has a report from New York with some news from the Assembly of the state which includes: "...very warm debates also have taken place upon the question of admitting Blacks, Mulattoes, Mustees, Quadroons...the the r... See More  

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625993

John Adams delivers his credentials to the King...

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1785  Among the articles are: "Curious Caves on the Elephanta Island" near India; "Epitaph Proposed by Dr. Fordyce for Samuel Johnson" and so much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports of the day, which includes a report: "This day John Adams, minister plenipotentiary from the... See More  

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644294

Gifts to George Washington from Virginia...

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May 01, 1785

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1785  Among the articles within are: "Observations on a Tour Through the Island of Jersey" which is in the English Channel; "Anecdotes of Hogarth" "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Session of Parliament" "Original Letter form Dr. Johnston" & so much more.

Near the back is: "Intelligence..." with... See More  

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683345

First image of a balloon flight in any periodical? "Peter the Wild Boy"...

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February 01, 1785

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1785 



* Jean-Pierre Blanchard

* 1st English Channel crossing print

* "Peter the Wild Boy"




Perhaps the most notable content is the foldout plate with various images, the largest of which is a terrific engraving of: "The Flight of M. Blanchard and Dr. Jeffries from Dover Castle" to France, as noted at the bottom of the ... See More  

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647204

Much on General Greene in the Revolutionary War... A Hawaiian canoe...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1784  The issue begins with a description of a medal created in honor of the late Capt. Cook and which is accompanied by a plate of it (see). The front page also has an article: "Canoe of the Sandwich Islands Described (which is Hawaii), which is also accompanied by a geat foldout plate, more typically lacking.

Another article of interest is: ... See More  

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671571

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

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January 06, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVRTISER, Scotland, Jan. 6, 1784 



* General George Washington

* Farewell address to his Army




Certainly the most notable & historic content is the full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783." It ta... See More  

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671570

Officers respond to Washington's Farewell Address... British evacuate New York City....

Item #671570

January 02, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Jan. 2, 1784 



* re. George Washington's Farewell Address

* British Troops evacuation of New York




The ftpg. has a report from New York noting: "General Thomas Mifflin is chosen resident of Congress for the ensuing year, in the room of Elias Boudinot...His Excellency General Washington, by proclamation bearing the date the 4th instant, and in ... See More  

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674664

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

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December 27, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 27, 1783 



* General George Washington

* Farewell address to Continental Army




Certainly the most notable content is a full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783."

It reads in part:... See More  

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674644

Creating a statue of Washington... Loyalists in New York...

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October 18, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 18, 1783 



* Equestrian statue of George Washington (Washington Circle)

* New York loyalists - Benjamin Franklin re. treaty w/ Sweden




Page 3 has a report noting in part: "...that a treaty had been ratified in Congress the 29th day of July last...between the U.S. and the King of Sweden. This Treaty was concluded at Paris...and signed by Dr. Frankl... See More  

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694966

George Washington and the Newburgh Conspiracy...

Item #694966

October 07, 1783

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, October 7, 1783  Both the front page and page 2 have nice, lengthy letters concerning the Newburgh Conspiracy of that time.

The Newburgh Conspiracy was a plan by Continental Army officers to challenge the authority of the Confederation Congress, arising from their frustration with Congress's long-standing inability to meet its financial obligations t
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667950

British evacuate New York City...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1783 



* Loyalists escaping New York



Included is the: "Definitive Treaty of Peace..." between England and Spain, signed at Versailles on Sept. 3, 1783. This treaty takes nearly 2 pages & was part of the process of creating the treaty which ended the Revolutionary War in America.

Also included under: "American Intelligence... See More  

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687373

Washington agrees to help establish a military force... Much on the end of the war...

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September 18, 1783

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Sept. 18, 1783 



* General George Washington

* United States military force

* Revolutionary War ending events




A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other.

The... See More  

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667938

Washington's letter resigning as commander-in-chief...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  August & September, 1783 



* General George Washington

* Farewell address to Continental Army




A 2 issue set. The August issue has a section headed: "Authentic Papers Relative to American Affairs" includes reference to learning of the Treaty of Peace ending the Revolutionary War, and also includes a "Resolve" from Congre... See More  

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674403

Carleton & Washington have a very friendly meeting... Problems with maintaining the peace treaty...

Item #674403

July 17, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 17, 1783  Page 2 has a report of a problem in finalizing the commercial treaty between England & America. Also that: "...proceeded up the North River as high as Dobb's Ferry with Sir Guy Carleton...a conference was held on board her between these gentlemen and Gen. Washington...The negociation was carried on in the most polite & friendly ma... See More  

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689607

Washington proclaims an end to hostilities in the Revolutionary War...

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June 09, 1783

THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, June 9, 1783 



* General George Washington letter

* Announcing the end of hostilities

* American Revolutionary War ending




Certainly the most significant content takes almost an entire column of page 3, which has George Washington's letter announcing a cessation of hostilities in the Revolutionary War.

It is prefaced with a note stat... See More  

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673938

General Clinton defends his actions from the end of the war...

Item #673938

March 18, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 18, 1783 



* General Henry Clinton

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




The entire front page is taken up with some terrific narrative on some of the closing military events the Revolutionary War, headed: "Narrative of Lieut. General Sir Henry Clinton, Relative to His Conduct During part of this Command of the King&... See More  

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694963

End of war reports... Proclamation signed by John Hanson, the first President?

Item #694963

November 05, 1782

THE INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER; OR, THE CHRONICLE OF FREEDOM, Philadelphia, Nov. 5, 1782  



* Revolutionary War ending events

* John Hanson - 1st American president ?




Page 2 has a lengthy letter which is reflective of the American-British relationship in the past. A few bits include: "...they have not duly considered the solid reasons and unanswerable arguments of the worthy, upright pe... See More  

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673702

Thoughts on a peace treaty & the independence of America...

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October 15, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 15, 1782 



* Possible peace treaty ?

* American Independence ?




The entire front page and one-third of pg. 2 are taken up with a lengthy letter concerning the situation with America and the terms for a peace treaty, with much thought on independence.

 The opening statement sets the tone for this notable report: "Nothing can equal the surpris... See More  

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681166

Rare mention of John Paul Jones...

Item #681166

October 08, 1782

THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Oct. 8, 1782



* John Paul Jones

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




 Page 3 has a report with rare mention of John Paul Jones: "...letters were received from New York...when every thing remained quiet...It is said  to be the squadron under Paul Jones, which sailed from Boston in August last, and not three French frig... See More  

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673699

Rare mention of John Paul Jones...

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October 08, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 8, 1782  Page 3 has mention: "It is said to be the squadron under Paul Jones which sailed from Boston in August last, & not three French frigates, which surprised & plundered the forts in Hudson's Bay. After dismantling the forts & taking away ever moveable valuable, Jones left part of the troops on Digge's island...".

Eight p... See More  

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673692

American government is broke... Huddy/Asgill Affair...

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September 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 26, 1782 



* American Revolutionary War



Page 2 has news headed "America" mentions: "...lately sent to wheedle the Eastern provinces into a submission to the intolerable extractions of the Congress for the further support of their tyranny, are returned empty handed." Also a letter from New York: "People here in general talk muc... See More  

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683364

"Peace is near at hand"... Huddy/Asgill Affair...

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September 17, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 17, 1782 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Page 2 has news from America, including: "...steadily pursue the plan lately adopted for carrying on the American war...that he saw & conversed with the deputies from the New England colonies...with Sir Guy Carleton to know what terms had been proposed by this country to Co... See More  

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673679

Peace with dishonor is not acceptable...

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August 06, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 6, 1782 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Page 4 has an interesting report which explains how the British soldiers  fighting in America are paid.

Page 5 has news headed: "America" with datelines from Charleston and Annapolis mentioning in part: "...in an excursion he made to Amelia twp. last week fell in ... See More  

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644618

Peace with dishonor is not acceptable...

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August 06, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 6, 1782 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Page 4 has an interesting report which explains how the British soldiers  fighting in America are paid (see). Page 5 has news headed: "America" with datelines from Charleston and Annapolis mentioning in part: "...in an excursion he made to Amelia twp. last week fel... See More  

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667428

Working towards a treaty of peace with England...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1782  The issue contains much reporting from Parliament as well as other articles. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day, and includes news from America: "...from Charles Town...36 sail of transports under convoy...for the purpose of bringing off the garrisons of Savannah & St. ... See More  

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673672

Reflecting on Washington crossing the Delaware & the Battle of Trenton...

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July 25, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 25, 1782  Page 2 has a report beginning: "So determined are the French to pursue their favorite plan of annihilating the British power in North America, & particularly to the capturing the British army in New York...to co-operate with General Washington towards the reduction of that important garrison...".

All of pg. 4 & a bit of pg. 5 ar... See More  

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673669

Ben Franklin and John Jay in Paris...

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July 23, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1782 



* Revolutionary War era

* Benjamin Franklin & John Jay

* Treaty of Paris talks




Page 4 has letter No. III of: "A Brief Memorial Upon the American War...", which begins: "The Americans were the first in opening the campaign in 1777. Their army was collected toward the end of May at the camp at Middlebrook..." with a g... See More  

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673668

Independence of America will destroy the marine power of England... A plan for capturing General Greene...

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July 18, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 18, 1782



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Page 4 has a letter noting: "...urging the Councils of the State to give up to French & Congressional ambition the independence of American, and with it our best resources of commerce, wealth, and naval strength...For the wise maxims...of that Court...are 'that the independenc... See More  

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681112

Great account of the Asgill Affair, and the Toms River Blockhouse Fight...

Item #681112

July 16, 1782

THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, July 16, 1782  The back page has some great content concerning the Toms River Blockhouse Fight with the report of the execution of Capt. Huddy.

It is followed by two letters relating to the controversial execution, which threatened to derail peace treaty talks. It would lead to a retaliatory threat to execute Capt. Charles Asgill, known as the Asgill Af... See More  

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617546

Final items regarding the Revolutionary War...

Item #617546
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1782  The issue begins with 8 pages of "Proceedings In Parliament", the first 3 of which have much concerning America with mention of an exchange of prisoners, Mr. Laurens, Ben Franklin, Lord Cornwallis, General Burgoyne, and more.

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with the latest news reports of the day, including men... See More  

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697218

Washington's anger over the murder of Captain Huddy...

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May 21, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, May 21, 1782 



* Captain Joshua Huddy execution - hanging

* General George Washington angry reaction

* American Revolutionary War




Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with "Debates in the House of Commons Upon the American War". An excellent report providing much insight into the discussions on the troubling si... See More  

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697394

Pressure to end the war in America: ministers remain obstinate...

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May 14, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, May 14, 1782  



* Rare Revolutionary War publication



The front page has mention from London that: "The measures which injured the King's affairs the most in Virginia was the news arriving there that Lord Dunmore was to be their governor again...it arrested the activity of every man inclined to loyalty & quickened ... See More  

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687347

Fate of Col. Hayne... The Asgill Affair... Keep fighting, or not

Item #687347

May 02, 1782

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 2, 1782  



* American Revolutionary War



The front page begins with a lengthy report headed: "Office of Finance" signed by: Robert Morris

Page 2 begins with a very fine & detailed letter from Col. Stewart to Earl Cornwallis dated Sept. 9, 1781, being an account of the Battle of Eutaw Springs, South ... See More  

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697887

Terrific & displayable issue with front page discussion from London on the futility of the war...

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April 30, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 30, 1782  A terrific front page as it is entirely taken up with reports of discussions in the "House of Commons" mostly focused on the Revolutionary War and the futility of continuing it.

A few bits include: "That it is the opinion of the house that the war carried on in the colonies & plantations of North... See More  

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681060

General Clinton's letter on the Loyalists...

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April 27, 1782

THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, April 27, 1782  



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Page 3 has reports under the heading: "America" including: "...that the army under the Count de Rochambeau have leveled their works, and quitted their posts at York-Town, Virginia. Also a letter sent too Gov. Franklin, President of the Board of Directors of A... See More  

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687287

The King addressses Parliament on the dire situation in America...

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February 23, 1782

THE NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE and GENERAL ADVERTISER, Portsmouth, Feb. 23, 1782



* Rare publication during Revolutionary War



 This is certainly one of the less common titles from the Revolutionary War era.

Page 2 has a letter that notes in part: "...the Americans might yet be brought back to a constitutional subordination to this country!...". Also: "The troops destined for t... See More  

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696481

After Cornwallis' surrender: questioning the war...

Item #696481

January 10, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 10, 1782 



* American Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century from The Enemy




Beginning on the front page & continuing on page 2 is a report noting: "...have information that Sir Henry Clinton had dispatched General Leslie with a reinforcement of troops to Charlestown [Charleston]..." with more reports on Charleston. Then another letter Cha... See More  

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686313

Cornwallis surrenders to Washington at Yorktown...

Item #686313
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1782  



* Lord Charles Cornwallis

* General George Washington

* Surrender at Yorktown - Virginia




This issue contains the very historic report of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia. 

An inside page has a nice report headed: "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton" which begins: "...I had th
... See More  

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682666

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

Item #682666

December 29, 1781

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



* Rare 18th century American publication

* 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 embellis... See More  

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687288

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, in an American newspaper...

Item #687288

December 20, 1781

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, December 20, 1781  



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* American Revolutionary War ending




This issue contains one of the most historically significant letters from the Revolutionary War, being Cornwallis' official announcement of his surrender to Washington at the Battle of Yorktown.

The report begins on the front page no less, prefaced wit... See More  

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680790

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, in an American newspaper...

Item #680790

December 14, 1781

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, December 14, 1781  



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* American Revolutionary War ending




This issue contains one of the most historically significant letters from the Revolutionary War, being Cornwallis' official announcement of his surrender to Washington at the Battle of Yorktown.

The report consumes all of page 3, prefaced with: "... See More  

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701066

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

Item #701066

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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697208

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown...

Item #697208
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 "Extract... See More  

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686426

News of Cornwallis' surrender... Benedict Arnold & the Battle of Groton Heights...

Item #686426
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781



* Revolutionary War

* Cornwallis' surrender

* Gen. Benedict Arnold

* Battle of Groton Heights




Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an entire pa... See More  

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673230

News of Cornwallis' surrender... Benedict Arnold & the Battle of Groton Heights...

Item #673230
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781 



* Revolutionary War

* Cornwallis' surrender

* Gen. Benedict Arnold

* Battle of Groton Heights




Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an ent... See More  

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678679

Naval action in the Chesapeake... Mention of John Paul Jones... The Franklin Stove...

Item #678679
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1781 

"Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" has some nice talk concerning America & the Revolutionary War, including in part: "...that a treaty was entered into between the city of Amsterdam and America...For instance, if the independence of the Colonies should be declared, it might in that case be ratified...&quo... 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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686417

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

Item #686417
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, with mentions of Howe, Carleton, Gage, Saratoga, and more. Also: "Summary of Proceedings in the last Session of the Last Parliament" which includes some discussion of the Revolutionary War.

Also: "Concerning t... See More  

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696741

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

Item #696741

August 28, 1781

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



* Siege of Nintey Six - South Carolina

* General Nathanael Greene defeat

* American Revolutionary War




 Half of page 2 is taken up with a letter from Major General Greene 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 event... See More  

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