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673792

Report that the peace treaty has been signed...

Item #673792

January 18, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 18, 1783  The back page has a notable report: "...it was confidently reported at  the Admiralty Office that the articles of peace were signed, having arrived the evening before. The particulars are said to be highly honourable to this country, the French Court having yielded to ours in all the Oriental disputed Articles. The sudden conclusion of t... See More  

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673791

Loyalists evacuating America...

Item #673791

January 16, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 16, 1783  Page 2 has: "By authentic advices from Charlestown [Charleston]...we are informed that preparations were making with the utmost diligence for the evacuation of this valuable possession. Thousands of the inhabitants were packing up their goods & conveying their negroes to Jamaica...All hopes of a countermand having entirely vanished, the L... See More  

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673790
Item #673790

January 09, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 9, 1783  Content not worth listing.

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673789

Treaty ending the Revolutionary War is "absolutely agreed on"...

Item #673789

January 04, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 4, 1783  The back page has a notable update on the big news of the year which was the signing of the treaty ending the Revolutionary War: "Extract of a Letter from Paris" notes: "Since my last, Preliminary Articles for a general peace are absolutely agreed on between the different powers, and positively will be signed the beginning of January... See More  

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673781

1781 military pay document...

Item #673781

December 01, 1781

A genuine Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated December 1, 1781 (dated on the reverse). 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 "Six Pounds".

Measures 6 by 3 1/2 inches, nice condition. A terrific item... See More  

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673772

From when the capital of the United States was here...

Item #673772

January 23, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 23, 1794  A fine example of a newspaper from the city which was the capital of the United States at the time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The ftpg. is filled with ads while news reports are on the inside pages. More ads on the back page.

Four pages with never-trimmed margins (desired), very nice, clean condition.

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673771

A great, late 1700's American newspaper...

Item #673771

June 04, 1794

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER--EXTRA, Philadelphia, June 4, 1794  If you are looking for a  typical American newspaper of the late 1700's, here's a great one for a modest price.

As a "Extra" this is a single sheet issue with wide, never-trimmed margins (desired), 3 black partial circles on the ftpg., good condition.

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673764

More on Moody's book on America...

Item #673764

December 31, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 31, 1782  Most of page 4 is taken up with the continued: "Further Extracts from the Printed Narrative of Lieutenant James Moody's Exertions and Sufferings in the Cause of Government in North America".

Page 2 has  paragraph noting: "...that since the Provisional Treaty was concluded with America, the Commissioners from the United Sta... See More  

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673763

Independence will be a curse to the Americans...

Item #673763

December 28, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 28, 1782  The entire ftpg. is taken up with: "Extract From a Printed Narrative of Lieutenant James Moody's Exertions and Sufferings in the Cause of Government in North America", a notable work.

Pages 2 & 3 contains a letter from New York with the latest information. Page 5 has more news from New York under the heading: "America"... See More  

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673762

Some terms of the peace treaty are announced...

Item #673762

December 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 26, 1782  The back page has a very historic report presenting some of the terms of the peace treaty with a letter from Paris prefaced with: "While the Provisional articles are kept so profound a secret in London, the substance of them is well known & publicly talked of here: 'On the Part of Great Britain' That Great Britain irrevocably reco... See More  

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673761

Some terms of the peace treaty are announced...

Item #673761

December 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 26, 1782  The back page has a very historic report presenting some of the terms of the peace treaty with a letter from Paris prefaced with: "While the Provisional articles are kept so profound a secret in London, the substance of them is well known & publicly talked of here: 'On the Part of Great Britain' That Great Britain irrevocably reco... See More  

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673760

Washington's letter on the Huddy/Asgill Affair...

Item #673760

December 24, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 24, 1782  A few interesting bits in the earlier pages including a report from Paris: "It is very true that the conferences for peace took a turn...indicated a cessation of the war. Before entering into the respective propositions, England had previously signed the act of American Independency...".

A brief item mentions: "Lt. Gen. Greig is ap... See More  

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673759

Spain and the recognition of the independence of America...

Item #673759

December 17, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 17, 1782  The back page has a report noting: "...a letter from a correspondent at Madrid...that the Grand Council of Spain had just published a manifesto in which they had solemnly protested against the independence of the American Colonies...The protest against the British Colonies being acknowledged an independent state, is said to be worded in the m... See More  

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673758

Work towards finding a peace to end the Revolutionary War...

Item #673758

November 28, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 28, 1782  Page 2 has a brief item from The Netherlands: "...Richard Oswald is appointed his Britannic Majesty's Minister Plenipotentiary to treat with the ministers of the United States of America. Who (says the writer) would have thought that Great Britain would have been the third power in Europe to acknowledge the Independence of America?" ... See More  

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673757

Will Loyalist merchants in Charleston be left in the lurch? Land in Canada for the Loyalists...

Item #673757

November 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1782  Page 4 is entirely taken up with the petitions of various merchants in Charleston to General Leslie (military commander of British troops in the city) recalling a commercial agreement of two years prior, now suspect given the planned evacuation of the British from Charleston.

Page 6 includes: "In the Treaty of Peace now carrying on between G... See More  

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673756

John Adam... Some what to reconcile with England... Work towards a peace agreement...

Item #673756

November 23, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 23, 1782  Page 2 has: "It is said that Mr. J. Adams left Holland...and having arrived at Paris joined Mess. Jay and Franklin in interchanging the necessary credentials with the negociations from this country for acknowledging them as the Plenipotentiaries of the American States, that they may be admitted to take their place as such at the intended Cong... See More  

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673755

Battle of Combahee River & death of Lt. Col. John Laurens...

Item #673755

November 21, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 21, 1782  The entire ftpg. is taken up with: "American News" which includes a letter from General Nat. Greene and from Alex. Leslie. The Greene letter mentions: "...very unfortunate we have to lament the loss of so valuable & distinguished an officer as Lt. Colonel Laurens who was killed in the skirmish on the 27th..." which was the ... See More  

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673754

On the life of slavery critic John Laurens...

Item #673754

November 14, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 14, 1782  Page 6 has a nice item concerning Colonel John Laurens, an American soldier and statesman from South Carolina, best known for his criticism of slavery and his efforts to help recruit slaves to fight for their freedom as U.S. soldiers.

It notes in part: "The colonel John Laurens, said to have been lately killed near Charlestown [Charleston], ... See More  

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673753

A memorial in London to Major John Andre, who conspired with Benedict Arnold...

Item #673753

November 12, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 12, 1782  The top of page 7 has a: "Description of a Monument Erected in Westminster Abbey, for Major John Andre..." with further detail, including the inscription which includes: "...of the British forces in America, and employed in an important but hazardous enterprise, fell a sacrifice to his zeal for his King and Country..." and then... See More  

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673752

A memorial in London to Major John Andre, who conspired with Benedict Arnold...

Item #673752

November 12, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 12, 1782  The top of page 7 has a: "Description of a Monument Erected in Westminster Abbey, for Major John Andre..." with further detail, including the inscription which includes: "...of the British forces in America, and employed in an important but hazardous enterprise, fell a sacrifice to his zeal for his King and Country..." and then... See More  

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673751

Carleton finds offering America independence irksome... Fate of the Loyalists...

Item #673751

November 05, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE,, England, Nov. 5, 1782  Page 6 has a brief item noting: "Sir Guy Carleton has stated to government the numbers & situation of the Loyalists in such strong & striking colours; shewn so clearly the impolicy & inhumanity of abandoning them to the tyranny of Congress...".

The back page has an item: "When Sir Guy Carleton went out to America last, ... See More  

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673750

The Loyalists fear what their fate might be at the hands of newly independent America...

Item #673750

October 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 26, 1782  One-third of page 7 and a bit of page 8 are taken up with: "American News", being: "The Humble Address & Petition of the Loyal Inhabitants & Refugees Within the British Lines at New York" to the King of England.

This is a great letter, for they note that: "...Mr. Grenville, invested with full powers to treat with ... See More  

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673749

The Loyalists fear what their fate might be at the hands of newly independent America...

Item #673749

October 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 26, 1782  One-third of page 7 and a bit of page 8 are taken up with: "American News", being: "The Humble Address & Petition of the Loyal Inhabitants & Refugees Within the British Lines at New York" to the King of England.

This is a great letter, for they note that: "...Mr. Grenville, invested with full powers to treat with ... See More  

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673748

The British evacuate Savannah, and so much more...

Item #673748

October 22, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 22, 1782  The entire ftpg. is taken up with: "American Intelligence" relating to the British evacuation of Savannah, Georgia. It begins with a letter from General Green to the President of Congress noting: "I do myself the honour to transmit your Excellency a copy of General Wayne's letter giving an account of the evacuation of Savannah..... See More  

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673747

The British evacuate Savannah, and so much more...

Item #673747

October 22, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 22, 1782  The entire ftpg. is taken up with: "American Intelligence" relating to the British evacuation of Savannah, Georgia. It begins with a letter from General Green to the President of Congress noting: "I do myself the honour to transmit your Excellency a copy of General Wayne's letter giving an account of the evacuation of Savannah..... See More  

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673728

Interesting title from the 17th century...

Item #673728

January 03, 1679

THE WEEKLY PACQUET OF ADVICE FROM ROME: OR, THE HISTORY OF POPERY, London, Jan. 3, 1678/9  (double-dated depending on which calendar was used). An unusual anti-Catholic newspaper which has a short life before being suppressed. Attached at the back is a single sheet headed: "The Popish Courant" of the same date.

Complete in 8 pages, 5 3/4 by 7 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

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673704

Reflecting upon the futility of the Revolutionary War...

Item #673704

October 19, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 19, 1782  Page 2 has a bit which mentions the famed John Paul Jones: "...Letters from Portsmouth, in New Hampshire...mention that the America...would be ready to put to sea  in a few days. The command of this vessel has been given to the celebrated Paul Jones."

About half of page 4 is taken up with a list of "...extraordinary curiositie... See More  

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673703

Thoughts on independence for America...

Item #673703

October 17, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 17, 1782  Half of page 7 is taken up with: "American News" with the first report prefaced with: "The following correspondence took place before Washington received from the British Commissioners the offer of Unconditional Independence:" and what follows is a letter from Major General Green to the President of Congress dated at Bacon'... See More  

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673702

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

Item #673702

October 15, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 15, 1782  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 surprise...a letter signed Guy Carleton, R. Digby dated New York..... See More  

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673701

Loyalists worry about their plight... Thoughts on independence for America...

Item #673701

October 12, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 12, 1782  The entire front page is taken up with: "Peculiar Customs at Nantucket". Page 7 has: "American News" which includes an address to Sir Guy Carleton, commander of British forces, from a "committee" of the Loyalists at New York concerning their stressful situation given possible terms for a general peace.

Bits include: ... See More  

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673700

Have peace terms been agreed to? Loyalists to fight on...

Item #673700

October 10, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 10, 1782  Page 5 has: "A letter received yesterday from Paris says...that peace is or near being concluded between England and the Americans, not to the advantage of the Court of France & what gives some ground to suppose the report true, is, that Dr. Franklin has just received some dispatches from America, the contents of which he has kept a secre... See More  

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673699

Rare mention of John Paul Jones...

Item #673699

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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673698

How to agree to terms for peace... Independence is granted?

Item #673698

October 03, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 3, 1782  Page 2 has a letter from New York noting: "Every thing here seems to be at a stand. The army being in a state of inactivity & the inhabitants & loyalists of New York disappointed & dejected at the offers of Independence held out to the Americans..." and also: "...That Gen. Carleton as acquainted the Congress that the Brit... See More  

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673697

How to agree to terms for peace... Independence is granted?

Item #673697

October 03, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 3, 1782  Page 2 has a letter from New York noting: "Every thing here seems to be at a stand. The army being in a state of inactivity & the inhabitants & loyalists of New York disappointed & dejected at the offers of Independence held out to the Americans..." and also: "...That Gen. Carleton as acquainted the Congress that the Brit... See More  

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673696

Working towards agreeable terms for peace...

Item #673696

October 01, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 1, 1782  Page 3 has a short bit: "Mr. Oswald, who is lately appointed a Commissioner to treat of a peace & alliance with America, is the friend of Mr. Laurens, formerly President of the American Congress & almost his only visitor during that gentleman's confinement in the Tower."

Page 5 has am item noting: "...that on account of ... See More  

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673695

Working towards agreeable terms for peace...

Item #673695

October 01, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 1, 1782  Page 3 has a short bit: "Mr. Oswald, who is lately appointed a Commissioner to treat of a peace & alliance with America, is the friend of Mr. Laurens, formerly President of the American Congress & almost his only visitor during that gentleman's confinement in the Tower."

Page 5 has am item noting: "...that on account of ... See More  

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673694

Loyalists are worried about the terms for peace...

Item #673694

September 28, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 28, 1782  Pages 2 & 3 include: "Mr. Oswald...it is said, is appointed an additional commissioner to treat with the Thirteen United States of America. The late proposals offered to Congress by Sir Guy Carleton...have thrown the whole body of Loyalists in American & in England into the utmost consternation...." and: "...received by Sir... See More  

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673693

Loyalists are worried about the terms for peace...

Item #673693

September 28, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 28, 1782  Pages 2 & 3 include: "Mr. Oswald...it is said, is appointed an additional commissioner to treat with the Thirteen United States of America. The late proposals offered to Congress by Sir Guy Carleton...have thrown the whole body of Loyalists in American & in England into the utmost consternation...." and: "...received by Sir... See More  

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673692

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

Item #673692

September 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 26, 1782  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 much of peace...I fear it will be patc... See More  

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673691

Washington to be offered independency to expedite a peace agreement...

Item #673691

September 24, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 24, 1782  Pag 2 begins with: "...to the revolt of the dissenting States of America; and the measures Sir Guy Carleton had judged necessary to adopt thereon...". Then a letter from Philadelphia concerning the financial problems in the colonies, noting: "...that on the 4th of June they had received nothing! Riots daily happen in the Massachuse... See More  

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673690

Count De Grasse & his actions at Yorktown... Colonies disapprove of France's involvement...

Item #673690

September 10, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 10, 1782  Most of page 4 is taken up with an: "Account of the Life & Military Service of the Count De Grasse" including his actions in support of the colonists during the closing months of the Revolutionary War. There is mention of the the capture of Yorktown, etc.

Page 5 has an account of an attempted mutiny on the ship Narcissus. Also: &qu... See More  

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673689

More on the Huddy/Asgill Affair...

Item #673689

September 05, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 5, 1782  Almost all of the ftpg. is taken up with a continuing article: "Visit of...to Mr. Bertram, the Celebrated Pennsylvanian Botanist". Page 5 has a bit concerning the controversial Huddy/Asgill Affair, noting: "The interference of the Comte de Rochambeau saved the life of Capt. Asgill, for had he not prevailed over the violence of the A... See More  

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673688

Concerns for the Loyalists left in America...

Item #673688

August 29, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 29, 1782  Page 2 has a bit: "...letter from Georgia...Since the report prevails of the British forces evacuating every part of America, the Loyalists are thrown into great consternation, they know what the consequence will be if they are left to the mercy of the Congress; that their effects will be confiscated, their persons imprisoned, and perhaps put... See More  

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673687

The Loyalists to evacuate Savannah...

Item #673687

August 24, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 24, 1782  Page 6 has a report noting in part: "...anchored off Savannah River where every thing was in the greatest confusion; orders from Sir Guy Carleton having arrived there for the immediate evacuation of that colony...words cannot paint...the lamentable situation of those unfortunate people; they had assembled chiefly upon the barren Island of Tyb... See More  

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673686

Fanning & the Loyalists in North Carolina...

Item #673686

August 22, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 22, 1782  The ftpg. has a letter from "Camp, Quarter House, South Carolina, 9thd July.' which has: "Ever since April we have remained in camp upon this ground, perfectly inactive. Green came down a few days ago with the greatest part of his army...and fired several shot...Sir Guy Carleton has made arrangements at New York for savings to the pu... See More  

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673685

Will New York and Charleston be evacuated?

Item #673685

August 20, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Aug. 20, 1782  Page 2 has mention that: "...the merchants trading to New York and Charlestown [Charleston]...whether either of these places were to be evacuated, that they might be able to judge whether it would be prudent to execute the orders now in town...".

Another item from New York mentions a presumed attack on British ships: "...by the combined for... See More  

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673684

Will New York and Charleston be evacuated?

Item #673684

August 20, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Aug. 20, 1782  Page 2 has mention that: "...the merchants trading to New York and Charlestown [Charleston]...whether either of these places were to be evacuated, that they might be able to judge whether it would be prudent to execute the orders now in town...".

Another item from New York mentions a presumed attack on British ships: "...by the combined for... See More  

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673683

The land of the Loyalists who left...

Item #673683

August 17, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 17, 1782  Page 2 has an item: "We are informed by a gentleman who lately left America, that among other resolutions passed by Congress in consequence of the late overtures made the by the other Country, it was resolved, that no forfeited estates should be removed to the refugees, nor any Loyalist be suffered to return to American who had left the Unite... See More  

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673682

New York Loyalists are nervous that the British will abandon them...

Item #673682

August 15, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Aug. 15, 1782  Page 2 has a letter from New York noting: "The people here are in a great consternation on a rumour among us, that, the British forces are to evacuate this & every part of America, which has had such an effect on the Loyalists that some of them have already sent off their best effects to Barbadoes & Antigua...".

Another item from Paris n... See More  

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673681

Hopes for a peace agreeent... Tracking down Tories...

Item #673681

August 10, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Aug. 10, 1782  The ftpg. has a report from the Boston Gazette: "Sir Guy Carleton is arrived at New York...for the purpose of proposing peace to the revolted Colonies...". An item mentions: "...The plan is rather strengthened by the last dispatches from Sir Guy Carleton, who is positively of opinion that the reduction of America, at least to more acceptable... See More  

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