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689281

An attack near Ninety-Six, South Carolina...

Item #689281

January 22, 1782

THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Jan. 22, 1782  



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




The year before the treaty ending the Revolutionary War was ratified. A wealth of news reports of the day but I do not find anything noteworthy concerning America.

Each is complete in 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, handsome engraving in the masthead, red tax stamp on the... See More  

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$28.00
688361

The situation with America... Report from Charleston...

Item #688361

August 04, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 4, 1779  



* American Revolutionary War

* Report from Charleston, South Carolina




A brief item on pg. 2 notes: "...an express was received from South Carolina that General Prevost had made himself master of Charlestown [Charleston] the 11th ult, which he had carried by assault." See images for more details.

Over half of the f... See More  

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$55.00
688263

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #688263

April 15, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 15, 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 front page is entirely taken up with ads including one for a man wh... See More  

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687441

Very handsome 1780 document from Massachusetts Bay...

Item #687441

January 01, 1780

Handsome & very displayable promissory note headed: "State of Massachusetts Bay, The First Day of January, A.D. 1780".

This would appear to be a document promising to pay Samuel 

Stocker for his service in the Continental Army thru funds provided by a 1779 Resolution of the General Assembly for that purpose.

The printed text begins: "In behalf of the State of Massachuset... See More  

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687295

On the Battle of Bunker Hill... Washington named commander-in-chief.. So much more....

Item #687295

July 05, 1775

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & THE NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, July 5, 1775  Nice engraving in the masthead of a post boy on horseback.

The front page has a letter from an officer in General Gage's regiment heading for Boston, which details his reason for wanting to retire, noting: "...As I cannot, without reproach from my own conscience, consent to bear arms against my fellow subjects in Am... See More  

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687287

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

Item #687287

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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686353

John Burgoyne... Regarding the surrender at Saratoga...

Item #686353
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1779  The first five pages are a: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes various discussions concerning the Revolutionary War, including one interesting bit: "...told us the bulk of the people are our friends; that the Congress was chosen by a faction; that they held their seats by force; that their tyranny ... See More  

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685715

On the capture of St. Eustatius...

Item #685715

April 01, 1781

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1781



* Islands of the Caribbean

* Revolutionary War era




 The back 2 pages have various correspondence concerning the capture of St. Eustatius, when the British seized the Dutch-owned island in the Caribbean.

Both plates called for are present (see).


Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, a bit close-trimmed at the right margin of the title/contents ... See More  

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683972

1781 military pay document...

Item #683972

December 12, 1782

A genuine Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated Dec. 12, 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, and is written out for "Thirteen Shillings".

Measures 6 by 5 inches, lightly inked, archival mend on the back side, genera... See More  

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$110.00
683369

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

Item #683369

August 03, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 3, 1782  All of the front page & part of page 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 difference of political opinion between Earl S... See More  

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683364

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

Item #683364

September 17, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 17, 1782  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 & what terms the colonies they represented, were to be... See More  

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683002

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

Item #683002

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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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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$570.00
682585

Rare map of Captain Cook's voyage...

Item #682585
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1776 



* Revolutionary War era

* Captain James Cook

* Discoveries map

* Great year to have (1776)




This issue includes a lengthy article (3+ pages) on Captain Cook and the: "Resolution's Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere".

Accompanying this article is a rare full page map titled: "Part of the Tropical Discoveries... See More  

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$360.00
682568

Much reading on the Revolutionary War...

Item #682568
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1778 



* Revolutionary War

* From the enemy

* Lengthy reporting




The first article is: "Lord North's Propositions for Peace with America" taking over 4 pages. There is also a very lengthy item: "Extracts from the Congress Accounts of the Northern Expedition" which takes over 6 pages with terrific reading & includes ... See More  

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682559

Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago...

Item #682559
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778 



* Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago

* American Revolutionary War era




A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of the Island of TOBAGO, Drawn from an Actual Survey by ... See More  

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$110.00
682417

Letter concerning "...the ingrates of America..."

Item #682417

September 01, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 1, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




Page 2 has: "An address of the Oneida Sachems to a party of young warriors, bound to Gen. Washington...", for those joining the military forces under Washington, and includes in part: "...if you observe good order, sobriety, and play the man, your deportment i... See More  

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$58.00
682370

From Germany during the Revolutionary War...

Item #682370
INTELLIGENZ-BLATT [Intelligence Sheet], Leipzig, Germany, Nov. 14, 1778  Above the title, translated, is "Most Priviledged".

An interesting title from during the American Revolutionary War. I am not aware of American content due to the German text, but given Hessian involvement in the war, some interest in American affairs would be logical.

Eight pages, 9 by 7 inches, very nice co... See More  

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$29.00
682287

Great map showing North America... On taxing America without their consent...

Item #682287
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College."  The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludgat
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682028

Very handsome Revolutionary War newspaper from Philadelphia...

Item #682028

December 11, 1779

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 11, 1779 



* American Revolutionary War

* Great masthead for display




This newspaper features one of the most ornate and decorative mastheads of the Revolutionary War, the words "Pennsylvania Packet" so frilly that it can be difficult to read.

Most of page 2 is taken up with; "An Act for Vesting the Est... See More  

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681295

Spain to acknowledge America's independence...

Item #681295

December 17, 1782

THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Dec. 17, 1782



* American independence

* Spain recognizes




 The front page has a report: "No official accounts are yet received of the evacuation of Charles-Town, but, by the latest accounts...we are informed this event took place the 23rd of October, that the garrison was not molested in the embarkation, and that they took almost every articl... See More  

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681293

The king and work towards a peace treaty...

Item #681293

December 10, 1782

THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Dec. 10, 1782  Page 2 has an address to the King of England in response to his recent speech. A few bits include: "...graciously pleased to direct your measures to promote a cordial reconciliation between Great Britain and America...our satisfaction that your Majesty...has laid the foundation of a peace with the that country & has actually agree... See More  

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681282

The Declaration of Independence, and more...

Item #681282
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, England, complete bound volume of six months for July thru December, 1776 plus the Supplement issue as well.



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain

* Entire bound volume intacted




It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remai... See More  

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$4,150.00
681210

Critical of the Howes in New York...

Item #681210

December 21, 1779

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Dec. 21, 1779 



* Revolutionary War era newspaper



Page 2 has a letter from New York to his friend in Savannah, Georgia, noting in part: "With a body of 12,000 men we do---nothing! The rebels are the only active people here. Such are the blessed effects of the 3 years campaigns under the Howes...We have changed our chief, it is true, but I cannot s... See More  

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680937

Capture of Ethan Allen...

Item #680937

October 21, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Oct. 21, 1775 



* Ethan Allen captured

* Revolutionary War




The front page includes a letter: "To the King" which references the American situation & includes: "...Let then, royal Sire, the liberty of England and America be ever in your heart, then shall the people be free, and America shall yet be happy in the full enjoyment of ... See More  

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680789

The very historic Duche letter to General Washington... Battle of the Kegs...

Item #680789

February 19, 1778

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 19, 1778 



* Jacob Duché - 1st chaplain to the Continental Congress

* Famous letter to General George Washington

* American Revolutionary War




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 ot... See More  

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680715

Printed during the Revolutionary War...

Item #680715

March 10, 1780

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, March 10, 1780



* American Revolutionary War era newspaper



Although from the midst of the Revolutionary War I cannot find any reference to it, this issue filled primarily with reports from Europe, including military reports.

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

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$33.00
680658

Significant & rare Judaica print... Burgoyne in Parliament to answer for Saratoga...

Item #680658
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, May, 1778  Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the very nice foldout engraving which is described on the contents page as: "An Inside View of the Jews Synagogue at Amsterdam, and of the Ceremony of sounding the Horn on New Year's Day".

This plate folds out to 8 1/4 by 8 3/4 inches, has minor foxing, and a library stamp in a ... See More  

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$320.00
680364

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War... On Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga...

Item #680364

March 07, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 7, 1778 



* Surrender of general Burgoyne

* Battles of Saratoga - New York




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.

Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a: "...letter from Vice Admiral Lord Vi... See More  

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680362

Nice reports concerning events near the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #680362

December 19, 1782

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Dec. 19, 1782 



* Closing events in the Revolutionary War



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.

Page 2 has a report from London noting in part: "Governor Franklin, who lately arri... See More  

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678775

News from America: the Stamp Act...

Item #678775

March 16, 1782

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, March 16, 1782 



* Rare 18th century title

* re. the Stamp Act




Page 2 has a report which mentions: "After the stamp act took place in America, the news printers there put a large black border round their  newspapers, to denote their being in mourning; and we hear from Cleveland in Yorkshire, that a wag in that neighbourhood has copied the exam... See More  

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678526

Eye-witness accounts of the Battles of Lexington & Concord...

Item #678526

May 25, 1775

THE NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR THE ESSEX GAZETTE, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 18-25, 1775  



* Battle of Lexington & Concord

* Eyewitnesses accounts




I'm not sure one could want a more notable front page--all consuming--than the content found on page one of this issue. It is entirely taken up with eleven very detailed eye-witness accounts of the historic Battle of Lexington &... See More  

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678241

From the Revolutionary War...

Item #678241
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1780  A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as there is very little American content in this issue. Just one report in the "Historical Chronicle" with two items: "There have been no material advices from America that can be rely'd on. A vague report...that two French sh... See More  

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678034

Map of Hudson River region... Franklin on exchange of prisoners...

Item #678034
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1778 



* Rare Revolutionary War New York map

* Benjamin Franklin letter

* Ethan Allen




Of great significance is the very nice foldout map headed: "Map of Hudson's River with the Adjacent Country", which shows from Crown Point & Ticonderoga, south to Philadelphia, & also from Long Island to Lake Ontario with considerable de... See More  

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678013

First naval battle of the Revolutionary War between the British & French...

Item #678013

June 27, 1778

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 23-27, 1778 



* Naval conflict between the Belle Poule vs. the Arethusa

* British and French frigates - 1st naval battle

* Action of 17 June 1778




A  very notable issue reporting a significant naval event in the Revolutionary War. The front page & nearly half of pg. 2 are taken up with letters headed: "Victory, at Sea" which give deta... See More  

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$125.00
677987

The Battle of Long Island, with a map... Patrick Henry...

Item #677987
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1776  



* Battle of Long Island

* Revolutionary War

* Patrick Henry




This issue is filled with a great wealth of notable content concerning the Revolutionary War, however the prime piece here is the nice foldout map titled: "Sketch of the Country Illustrating the late Engagement in Long Island".

The map measures 9 by 13 inches & sho... See More  

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677981

Great map showing North America... On taxing America without their consent...

Item #677981
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College." 

The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludg
... See More  

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677945

Terrific map of the Boston vicinity in 1775...

Item #677945
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1775



* Rare pre Revolutionary War map

* Town of Boston & it's harbor




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map titled: "A Plan of the Town and Chart of the Harbour of Boston Exhibiting a View of the Islands, Castle Forts, and Entrances into the said Harbour." which measures 12 1/2  by 14 inche
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$455.00
677717

Culture of wine... The situation in America...

Item #677717
THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1775  This issue is mostly taken up with a lengthy article headed: "Debates in the Last Session of Parliament, Resumed" which includes various talk of the Revolutionary War in America.

Another article is titled: "The Culture of Vines Further Illustrated", plus there is a wide variety of other articles as well.

Both ... See More  

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$38.00
677648

Attempts at brokering a peace... Battle of White Plains...

Item #677648
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1776  The first article has five pages taken up with: "Debates in Parliament" which include much discussion on the situation in America.

This significant issue contains General Washington's actual correspondence with General Howe and Lord Drummond on the prospects of an early peace, which would mean the Americans would have to abandon... See More  

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677633

William Howe... Restoring peace...

Item #677633
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1777



* General William Howe

* Revolutionary War

* Restoring peace




Nearly five pages are taken up with: "Debate in the House of Lords...Relative to the American War" which obviously has much concerning the Revolution, including reference to America declaring itself independent.

Another page has a "Proclamation" signed in ... See More  

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677306

Mention of Ben Franklin...

Item #677306

October 30, 1782

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 30, 1782



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy

* Benjamin Franklin




Page 2 has amongst the news reports: "...a requisition made by the Secretary of State for an armed vessel to be got in immediate readiness for conveying some fresh instructions to the Commander in Chief at New York...Dr. Franklin has received...t... See More  

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677118

Latest war news from the middle of the Revolutionary War...

Item #677118

December 26, 1778

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Dec. 26, 1778  The entire front page and half of page 2 are taken up with the  second half of the: "Treaty of Amity and Commerce Between the Most Christian King and the United Starters of North America", this being the treaty of assistance between French and the colonies, which did much to support the American cause ag... See More  

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676625

Benedict Arnold on the Battle of Quebec... Ethan Allen in irons...

Item #676625

February 22, 1776

NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, (Cambridge), Feb. 22, 1776 



* Battle of Quebec - Canada

* General Benedict Arnold report

* Ethan Allen in captivity

* American Revolutionary War




The top of the first column begins with a report from Cork that: "...there has been commotions amongst the soldiers who are to embark for America; that a great numbers of them have deserted & ... 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 



* Possible peace treaty ?

* American Independence ?




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 Par... See More  

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$78.00
673760

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

Item #673760

December 24, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 24, 1782 



* General George Washington

* Letter re. Asgill Affair

* American Revolutionary War




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 t... 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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673692

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

Item #673692

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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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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673669

Ben Franklin and John Jay in Paris...

Item #673669

July 23, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1782  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 great deal of fine content on the conduct of the Revolutionary War, taking all of pg. 4 and ... See More  

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