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121058
Item #121058
THE ST. JAMES CHRONICLE OR, BRITISH EVENING POST, London, England, 1782  A handsome issue from the closing period of the Revolutionary War, although I don't find any such reporting in this issue. Folio-size, four pages, front page has a partial red-inked tax stamp, binding holes at the spine and a postsing hole at the top. A wealth of ads plus news of the day as well.

Never trimmed, some... See More  

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658838

Broadside edition of this famous title, with good content...

Item #658838

January 08, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Jan. 8, 1782  Apparently a quite unusual broadside edition as the issue is single sheet with the back page blank. If page 2 had text I would suspect that the back leaf was missing, but the ftpg. text concludes on the front page and the reverse is entirely blank.

The ftpg. has an item including: "...from Paris...that the King ... See More  

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644428

Good front page war content...

Item #644428

January 17, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 17, 1782  Two-thirds of the ftpg. has "American News" from before Cornwallis' surrender; including: "...from Wilmington, we are happy to find that the inhabitants in general of North Carolina are daily manifesting their attachment to his Majesty's government by joining in large bodies...assisting in the suppression of this wicked &... See More  

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658840

Wishful thinking on the fate of Cornwallis at Yorktown...

Item #658840

January 29, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Jan. 29, 1782  The front page is mostly taken up with: "An Ordinance Ascertaining What Captures on Water Shall be Lawful". This lengthy text carries over to take close to half of page 2 & is signed in type by: John Hanson, President of Congress.

Page 3 has some optimistic hopes from London including: "Though the... See More  

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672492

Controversial case of Col. Isaac Haynes... British support of loyal subjects...

Item #672492

February 07, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 7, 1782  All of the front page, page 2, and a portion of page 3 are taken up with: "Further Particulars of the Debate in the House of Lords...on the Duke of Richmond's Motion Respecting the Execution of Col. Haynes in America." This was a very controversial event in the Revolutionary War as Isaac Haynes was hanged by the British under controve... See More  

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658842

News from the closing moments of the war... Thanks to Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and others...

Item #658842

February 12, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 12, 1782 



* American Revolutionary War closing events

* George Washington & Thomas Jefferson




The inside pages have various reports concerning the Revolutionary War, including: "...nothing but the utter destruction of the Carolinas was talked of by the ministry & their creatures; but since the French have bl... See More  

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631245

Cut the currency in half to prevent mail robberies...

Item #631245

February 16, 1782

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 16, 1782 



* Cutting paper money in half

* Prevention of mail robberies




This issue has a quite unusual print on




This issue has a quite unusual print on page 3, prefaced with a bit of text headed: "TO PREVENT MAIL ROBBERIES" and with the text reading: "It is recommended to all persons, at present uninformed, who may have occa
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671550

1782 military pay document...

Item #671550

February 18, 1782

A genuine Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated February 18, 1782. 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, and is written out for "Two Pounds".

Measures 6 1/2 by 4 inches and is in nice condition. A terrific item for display ... See More  

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644466

Much talk in Parliament on the Revolutionary War...

Item #644466

February 23, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 23, 1782 



* Revolutionary War

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Half of this issue is taken up with reports from Parliament with various mentions of the Revolutionary War. A few bits include: "...that let our success be what it might for a time, a defeat at sea, a disaster by land, or the starting up of a new enemy would ruin us...that in the las... See More  

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658843

Report of Cornwallis's surrender, and Cornwallis' letter in which he admits being in a critical state...

Item #658843

February 26, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 26, 1782 



* Lord Charles Cornwallis

* Surrender at Yorktown




The most historic content is on page 3 which begins with a letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germain, dated October 19, 1781. It contains in part: "...sailed from Sandy Hook on the 16th instant and arrived off Cape Charles the 24th, when we had... See More  

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670117

Reuniting with England? The situation at Charleston...

Item #670117

March 05, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 5, 1782 



* Revolutionary War

* From The Enemy




Page 2 has an interesting, and erroneous, report to a Quaker in Phila. which includes: "....I inform you that we have some hopes of soon being once more united to our mother country & become one people under our King...that the Congress, almost to a man, are heartily tired of the French allianc... See More  

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658845

Criticizing the King's speech... Independence is not to be granted...

Item #658845

March 12, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 12, 1782 



* George III of the United Kingdom

* American independence in question




A full column on the ftpg. & a full column on page 2 are taken up with: "Common Sense on the King of England's Speech" in which the king stubbornly refuses to admit defeat with the situation in America.

This commentary p... See More  

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644472

Beginning the process of ending the Revolutionary War...

Item #644472

March 16, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 16, 1782 



* Making peace with America ?



Most of a column on pg. 4 is taken up with: "PEACE WITH AMERICA - A BILL Presented to the House of Commons...to enable His Majesty to conclude a PEACE, or TRUCE, with the Revolted Colonies in North America." (see for full text). This was the first step towards ending the Revolutionary War.

Page 5 has... See More  

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658846

Criticizing the King's speech... British snobbish after Cornwallis' surrender...

Item #658846

March 19, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 19, 1782 



* re. Lord Charles Cornwallis' surrender

* King George III speech criticized




Half of the front page is taken up with: "An Anecdote - American Patriotism and Fortitude Exemplified" which gives a story concerning General Burgoyne's actions in New England.

Half of page 2 is taken up with the ... See More  

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592027

Beginning step towards ending the Revolutionary War...

Item #592027

March 20, 1782

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 20, 1782 



* Revolutionary War peace ? 



Page 2 has a very notable item: "PEACE WITH AMERICA: A Bill presented to the House of Commons by his Majesty's Attorney General to enable is Majesty to conclude a PEACE or TRUCE with the revolted colonies of North America, which was read a first time on Thursday last." (see photos). ... See More  

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658847

Reaction to the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown...

Item #658847

March 26, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 26, 1782  Page 2 has some nice reporting on the military events further to the west, from a letter from Kentucky dated Dec. 6. It reports on the work of General Clarke near Fort Pitt, Colonel Loughrie, and some events near Detroit. An item mentions: "...that the enemy had evacuated John's Island about six miles from ... See More  

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579451

Just after the Revolutionary War...

Item #579451
THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, London, April, 1782  Certainly one of the less common titles from the 18th century, formatted much like the more popular "Gentleman's  Magazine". This was the first year of its existence, and it would publish until 1826. The first article is: "Anecdotes of His Excellency the Duke  of Portland..." which includes a full page plate of him ... See More  

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642830

A conversation between Ben Franklin and the French Minister...

Item #642830
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1782



* Benjamin Franklin

* 1st American diplomat to France




Most notable is the article which is prefaced with: "The following is said to be the Substance of a Conversation Lately Held by Dr. Franklyn [Franklin] with the French Minister on the Subject of American Affairs; supposed to Contain the Real Sentiments of the American Congress" ... See More  

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658848

Capture of St. Christopher and Nevis...

Item #658848

April 02, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 2, 1782 



* Rare American Revolutionary War publication

* Battle of Saint Kitts - British vs. French Navy




Half of page 2 is taken up  with the treaty for the: "Capitulation of the Islands of St. Christopher's and Nevis, between Count de Grasse...and the Marquis  de Bouille...and Thomas Shirley...and T... See More  

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640557

Carleton coming over to take command... Congress displeased with Washington & the French...

Item #640557

April 04, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 4, 1782 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Pg. 2 has a short yet notable bit: "On Monday, & not before, his Excellency Sir Guy Carleton set out from his apartment in Duke Street, Grosvenor square, for Portsmouth, to embark immediately on his expedition to New York to take upon him the chief command of his Majesty'... See More  

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640559

Washington planning an expedition against Quebec?

Item #640559

April 13, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 13, 1782 



* American Revolutionary War

* George Washington & Quebec




The ftpg. has an item: "...letter from Philadelphia...says that as soon as a reconciliation takes place between them and the Mother Country, the Congress intend to publish a proclamation ordering all their people home who are in the service of France, Spain, or any of the e... See More  

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644477

Thoughts on Washington's military plans...

Item #644477

April 18, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 18, 1782  Pgs. 2 & 3 have a letter New York noting in part: "...the garrison, fearing an attack would be made on that city by Gen. Washington, were busily employed in fortifying the island & taking every preparation to resist the enemy...there being no commercial intercourse whatever between the garrison & the Americans. Gen. Washington... See More  

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661369

The "famous" Westons, mail robbers...

Item #661369

April 20, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 20, 1782  One-third of an inside page is taken up with: "Anecdotes of the Famous Westons, Who Robbed the Bristol Mails". The article begins: "Joseph and George Weston, apprehended on Wednesday...for robbing the Bristol mail in 1781...are two of the most remarkable depredators that have appeared in this country since the days of the famous Wi... See More  

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640562

Objections to acknowledging American independence...

Item #640562

April 23, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 23, 1782 



* American Independence ?

* British oppose




The back page has a short bit noting: "It is said the great obstacle of peace with America is  the proposition of independence. The Earl of Shelburne and Lord Ashburton are positively against it. They have already given their opinions publicly."

This is followed by a letter from A... See More  

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655304

Revolutionary War reports in a New Hampshire newspaper...

Item #655304

April 27, 1782

THE NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Portsmouth, April 27, 1782 



* Rare title during Revolutionary War



The front page includes an address: "To the King's Most Excellent Majesty" from the planters & merchants of England which includes: "...the unhappy disunion which happened between Great Britain and the colonies of North America had no sooner broken... See More  

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640564

Events in the South... Vermont willing to join England in the war...

Item #640564

April 30, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 30, 1782 



* Vermont to fight for British ?

* Southern events - Georgia & more

* American Revolutionary War




Page two has several reports of military events in the South with mention: "...that all apprehension for the loss of Georgia were now entirely unnecessary...the enemy to relinquish all thoughts of attacking it. General Greene had re-c... See More  

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579450

Two engraved plates in an uncommon title...

Item #579450
THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, London, May, 1782 



* Uncommon 18th century British title



Certainly one of the less common titles from the 18th century, formatted much like the more popular "Gentleman's  Magazine". This was the first year of its existence, and it would publish until 1826. The first article is an: "Authentic Anecdote of Sir Thomas Rumbold" with a full ... See More  

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649125

Will not acknowledge American independence...

Item #649125
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1782  The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings In Parliament" which includes mention of the war with America: "...in changing the mode of the American war all the King's servants were united; but he repeated a declaration which he had formerly made, that he never would be the minister that would sign any instrument which shoul... See More  

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660236

Reflecting upon British & American relations early in the war...

Item #660236

May 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, May, 1782 



* American Revolutionary War relations



Under the book review section is: "A View of the History of Great Britain During the Administration of Lord North..." which includes much reflection on the situation in America from 1774 through 1777. Plus there is another review of the book: "Considerations on the American War Under the Follo... See More  

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640566

John Adams in his ambassador role in Europe...

Item #640566

May 16, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 16, 1782  Page 2 has a report concerning John Adams' efforts in Amsterdam towards working on a general peace agreement. Also: "Mr. Adams has obtained leave to open a loan here for five millions of florins...and that two vessels, one called the General Washington, and the other the General Green, are ready at Amsterdam to be loaded with the productio... See More  

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640567

Peace not to happen... Ethan Allen's treasonous efforts...

Item #640567

May 18, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 18, 1782  The bottom of the ftpg has a letter from Phila. which carries over to pg.2: "...your friends were in great hopes that peace was near at hand & that we should once more be united to our Mother Country but those glorious hopes are now vanished for the Congress have agreed on another treaty with the court of France & that they will not ag... See More  

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640568

Rare mention of Francis Marion, the 'Swamp Fox'...

Item #640568

May 25, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 25, 1782 



* American Revolutionary War

* Francis Marion - "The Swamp Fox"




Most of page 6 is headed: "American News - From the South Carolina Gazette" which includes a report from Charleston: "...that since the evacuation of Wilmington the loyal inhabitants...have plundered of almost all their efforts by the Rebels..." wit... 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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640570

Events from late in the Revolutionary War...

Item #640570

June 01, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 1, 1782  Most of the front page is taken up with: "America - From Rivington's New York Gazette" which  begins with reports of the events in New Jersey. Also: "Mr. Washington, Commander of the Rebel troops, has lately passed through Jersey...on the way to their chief posts at West Point...The soldiers of the Jersey line, it is said, h... See More  

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660237

Sir Guy Carleton arrives in New York to begin negotiations with America to find a peace...

Item #660237

June 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1782 



* American Revolutionary War peace ?



Near the back is an account noting in part: "Sir Guy Carleton, immediately on his arrival at New York, dispatched a messenger...to Congress with a copy of his commission & the powers vested in him by government for opening a treaty with America..." and ending with: "...that the former frien... See More  

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644558

A ploy by Vermont to nudge America to recognize her as a state...

Item #644558

June 25, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 25, 1782  All of page 4 is taken up with some great letters and documents concerning the Haldimand Affair (see the web for more), two of the documents signed by Ira Allen, a leading figure in the declaration of the Vermont Republic in 1777. He and his brother Ethan were involved in the Haldimand Affair suggesting Vermont might join the British. An alternate... See More  

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644610

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

Item #644610

July 18, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 18, 1782 



* Revolutionary War

* 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 independence of America mu... See More  

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667428

Working towards a treaty of peace with England...

Item #667428
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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644617

Two opinions on how peace should be negotiated... Building a navy...

Item #644617

August 03, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 3, 1782 



* Ending the Revolutionary War ? peace ?



All of the ftpg. & part of pg. 2 are taken up with: "Letters From an American Farmer Describing Certain Provincial Situations, Manners, and Customers not General Known..." which offers some interesting thoughts on the culture of the Americans at that time.

Pg. 3 includes: "The diffe... See More  

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644855

Problems in America...

Item #644855

September 14, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 14, 1782 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Pg. 2 has a bit noting: "...an officer is arrived there from America & has brought some disagreeable news...that there is a revolution in some of the colonies, & that dispatches are also brought from the Congress to Dr. Franklin complaining of the bad behaviour of some ... See More  

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644856

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

Item #644856

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 Congress... See More  

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644858

New England wants to unite with the Mother Country... More on Huddy/Asgill...

Item #644858

September 21, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 21, 1782 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Page 2 has the latest news concerning the controversial Huddy/Asgill Affair: "...Capt. Lippencot, who caused the execution of Capt. Huddy, had been sent on te 4th of June from the British lines...to the American army; and it was supposed that he would be executed on the 21st...... See More  

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664266

Lord North resigns as Prime Minister...

Item #664266

October 03, 1782

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, October 3, 1782 



* Great Britain Prime Minister

* Lord Frederick North resigns

* Revolutionary War era




The entire front page & some of page 2 are taken up with "Interesting Conversation on the late Change of Ministers" from the Houses of Lords. This was when Lord North, bowing to the growing pro-peace sentiment in Parliament, was replace... See More  

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660151

Much on the discussions on how to negotiate a peace between England and America...

Item #660151

October 08, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 8, 1782 



* Making peace with England ?

* Revolutionary War ending




A very handsome issue with ornate lettering in the masthead makes is nice for display.

Most of pages 1 and 2 and half of page 4 are taken up with reports from the House of Commons, with much of the discussion focused on the situation in American and how... See More  

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642523

Reports from the ending events of the Revolutionary War...

Item #642523

October 10, 1782

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, October 10, 1782



* Revolutionary War ending events



Page 3 begins with a report from "Richmond" which includes: "General Clarke who commanded at Savannah...was very careful in preventing the burning of the town, which some incendiaries had attempted at the evacuation & extended his care so far as to leave a guard behind until General Wayne ... See More  

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644934

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

Item #644934

October 15, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 15, 1782



* Possible peace treaty ?

* American Independence ?




The entire ftpg. (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 (see for beginning).

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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646246

Loyalists in New York are in fear of their safety...

Item #646246

October 16, 1782

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 16, 1782  Page 3 has nearly a full column headed: "American News" which is a detailed letter by a committee of Loyalists in New York who express great concerning about their safety & future should England grant the American colonies independence. One bit note: "...But should the great event of the Independency of the Thirteen Co... See More  

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644973

Evacuating Charleston... Consternation of the Loyalists...

Item #644973

October 24, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 24, 1782 



* Revolutionary War Era

* From The Enemy




Page 2 has American content including rare mention of John Paul Jones: "The force employed to reduce our settlements in Hudson's Bay was a small squadron under the command of Paul Jones..." with more. Also a letter from New York which includes: "In the general confusion here I do ... See More  

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645106

Working towards a peace treaty...

Item #645106

October 31, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 31, 1782 



* Revolutionary War Era

* Working towards peace

* From The Enemy




Page 2 has a letter from New York which includes: "The refugees have abandoned their post at Bergen Point; many of them, perhaps all, are going to Halifax where lands, according to their merits, are to be assigned them..." with more. Page 4 has the 2nd part of the ... See More  

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647201

Concern for the Loyalists remaining in America at the end of the war...

Item #647201
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1782  Near the beginning are 7 pages of "Summary of Proceedings in the Second Session of  the Present Parliament". Near the back is a full page headed: "American News" which has a document  headed: "Copy of an Address to the King's Commissioners for Restoring Peace, Presented  by a Committee Chosen by ... See More  

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$46.00
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