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671586

Surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga...

Item #671586

December 08, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 8, 1777  Certainly the most  significant content is the page 2 report on the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga, a very much-needed victory for the American cause. Some of the reporting includes: "...arrived in town express...we are sorry to say that Government have received the melancholy accounts that General Burgoyne and his army have been... See More  

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671571

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #671571

December 27, 1783

THE EDINBURGH ADVRTISER, Scotland, Jan. 6, 1784  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 takes portions of both pages 2 and 3.

It reads in part: "...A c... See More  

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671284

A spy is hanged... Naval events... George Washington...

Item #671284

January 24, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 24, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General George Washington & more




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

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670666

News from the Revolutionary War...

Item #670666

February 08, 1780

THE YORK COURANT, England, Feb. 8, 1780 



* American Revolutionary War

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




The front page has a few news items on the Revolutionary War: "...account that Sir Henry Clinton & Lord Cornwallis were about to embark, with 10,000 men...lying ready at Sandy Hook to take them on board for the southward...Several prizes taken from the American, lad... See More  

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670451

Growing tensions between England and America...

Item #670451

April 01, 1775

THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, April, 1775  Formatted very much like the more popular "Gentleman's Magazine" but a considerably less common title.

A wealth of content on the various issues between America and England which ultimately would soon lead to the Revolutionary War. Included are several pages on the: "Political Debates on the American Bill" for rest... See More  

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670432

Parliament debates America... Captain Cook's voyage...

Item #670432

March 01, 1775

THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, March, 1775  Formatted very much like the more popular "Gentleman's Magazine" but a considerably less common title.

Several pages are taken up with the: "Debates on the Bill For Restraining the Fishery of the New England Provinces".

Also several pages concerning Captain James Cook's voyage around the world, including: &quo... See More  

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670181

Before our government was created...

Item #670181

May 03, 1786

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, May 3, 1786 



* 18th century original



An issue from 3 years before the formal establishment of the new federal government in 1789.

In addition to editorial and news items, inside has a report of a duel fought in New York, reading in part: "...on arriving at the destined spot, they took their distance at 10 paces when Mr. B. desired Mr. C. to fire... 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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668752

New York and New Hampshire work towards ratifying the Constitution...

Item #668752

March 08, 1788

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 8, 1788 



* United States Constitution

* NY and NH ratification ?




Pages 2 and 3 contain some nice reporting on discussions within New York and New Hampshire on work towards ratifying the proposed Constitution.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, some loss at the bottom margins but not close to any text, minor margin w... See More  

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667838

Closing items on the Revolutionary War...

Item #667838
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1783 



* Closing events in the Revolutionary War



Eighteen pages are taken up with "Summary of Proceedings in the 3rd Session of the Present Parliament" which include  discussion on concluding events with the war in America, including: "...With respect to America, parliament had left little for ministers to do in negociating a p... See More  

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667818

Great issue on the Battle of Ticonderoga...

Item #667818

August 27, 1777

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777 



* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

* American Revolutionary War

* General John Burgoyne victory




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

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667176

Provincial Congress meeting...

Item #667176

December 23, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 



* Meeting of a Provincial Congress

* Early Revolutionary War




Front page report mentions the meeting of a Provincial Congress in Charlestown, South Carolina. Interesting ftpg. letter concerning a runaway slave on board a British ship. Pg. 2 has political reports from New York & Philadelphia, including mention that
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666896

Revolutionary War in New Jersey...

Item #666896

June 10, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1777 



* Great weath of reports on the Revolutionary War

* Orders from General George Washington




Page 2 contains an extract of: "A Letter from General Sir William Howe to Lord George Germain, dated at New York the 24th of April..." which includes: "...Lord Cornwallis, ever watchful to take advantage of the enemy's situation, sur... See More  

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666878

Asserting the Americans had no cause to go to war...

Item #666878

March 01, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 1, 1777  A page 2 item notes: "...General Howe & our army were all well; that a party of Rebels had attempted to surprise Major Rogers in Fort Independence but had been repulsed...". Another page has a lengthy letter concerning the war in the colonies, including: "...war, at the very best, even when successful, is a sore visitation; a ma... See More  

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666873

Congress rallies the troops...

Item #666873

January 16, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 16, 1777 



* Benjamin Frankin, Ethan Allen & more

* Revolutionary War original from the enemy




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

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666259

Action concerning desertion from duty in battle...

Item #666259

March 22, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 22, 1777 



* Rare Revolutionary War title from America



The front page is taken up with some legal issues concerning the governance of Philadelphia. Page 2 has an item from the Congress of New York concerning: "...divers persons...for notorious disaffection to the liberties of America & other sufficient causes, been sent into so... See More  

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666066

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

Item #666066

February 17, 1775

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

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

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664582

A foreigner's opinion on America's quest for independence...

Item #664582

January 20, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Jan. 20, 1776 



* Great year to have (1776)

* American Independence ?




Nearly two-thirds of the front page are taken up with a terrific consideration of the troubles between England & the colonies titled: "Extracts from the Sentiments of a Foreigner on the Disputes of Great Britain & America".

A few bits include: "..
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664535

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

Item #664535

June 21, 1777

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

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664534

Revolutionary War content in a British newspaper...

Item #664534

January 04, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 4, 1777 



* Revolutionary War

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




A page 2 item from Philadelphia headed "America" is concerning supplies for the army, noting: "...sundry inhabitants of these United States to keep supplies from the army or promote their own interest have purchased considerable quantities of clothing & refuse to dispos... See More  

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664180

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

Item #664180

November 09, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 9, 1776 



* Great Fire of New York (1776)

* American Revolutionary War




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

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

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663996

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

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



* Capture of New York City

* Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map

* American Revolutionary War




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

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663813

Arguing against American independence...

Item #663813

March 09, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, March 9, 1776 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania


* Great year to have (1776)




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

Over half of the front page is taken up with: "The following rules... See More  

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663756

Ben Franklin's donation...

Item #663756

October 25, 1788

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 25, 1788  Page 3 has an item noting: "We learn that Dr. Franklin a few days ago presented the Hon. Vice President Redick with 50 pounds as a donation to the Academy lately erected in Washington...". Other news reports from Boston, New York & Petersburg.

Four pages, very nice condition with 17 illus. ship ads on the ... See More  

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663335

On the Roberts & Carlisle treason... Discussion of the American war...

Item #663335
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779



* Abraham Carlisle & John Roberts

* Treason trials - Revolutionary War




The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebe... See More  

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662675

Details on the British military in America...

Item #662675

May 25, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 25, 1776 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania


* Great year to have (1776)




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

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

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662462

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

Item #662462

November 04, 1776

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



* Capture of New York City

* American Independence

* Great year to have (1776)

* Revolutionary War




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

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662459

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

Item #662459

August 10, 1776

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 10, 1776 



* Declaration of Independence

* First reported in England

* New York campaign




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

Almost al... See More  

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662345

Great issue on the capture of New York...

Item #662345

November 05, 1776

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



* American Revolutionary War

* New York City captured

* General William Howe




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

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662286

Battle of Bennington, and so much more...

Item #662286

January 14, 1778

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



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* Battle of Bennington & much more




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

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662285

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

Item #662285

July 27, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 27, 1776 



* Battle of the Cedars

* Invasion of Canada campaign

* John Hancock & George Washington




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

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661835

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

Item #661835

November 19, 1777

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



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General William Howe proclamations




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

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661535

The New England Restraining Act---extended...

Item #661535

September 02, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1775 



* The New England Restraining Act

* Pre Revolutionary tension w/ England

* John Hancock gets married




Taking nearly one-third of the front page  and most of page 2 is the extension of the very historic New England Restraining Act by Parliament. This was the King's response to the American colonies' decision to boycott Briti... See More  

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661436

George Washington on aiding the enemy...

Item #661436

May 04, 1776

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 4, 1776 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania


* Great year to have (1776)




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

Half of the front page is a letter signed by: A Settled Citizen" which r... See More  

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$665.00
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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660214

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown...

Item #660214
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, London, December and the Appendix issue for the year 1781 



* Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis

* Surrender at Yorktown VA Virginia

* Revolutionary War from the enemy




Certainly the most historic report in this issue--and perhaps in any issue from the Revolutionary War--is that near the back of the issue under "American Affairs". It is an "E... See More  

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660210

Early report of Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown...

Item #660210

November 01, 1781

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, November, 1781 



* American Revolutionary War

* Early Cornwallis' surrender rpt.

* General Benedict Arnold




Certainly the most notable content is found near the back under the "Postscript", so noted as it contains recently-received news inserted in the issue just before being printed. It is dated November 27.

The report reads in part: "W... See More  

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660194

The siege of Charleston, and war events in New York...

Item #660194

May 01, 1780

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, May, 1780  A full page is taken up with a very nice textual "Description of South Carolina" which has much details. Included is text on Savannah as well, beginning: "Savannah, the capital of Georgia, is a new town, built not many years since by the Trustees of Georgia. It is situated on the banks...". Lacking the mentioned map called for.

Nea... See More  

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660092

Burning of Portsmouth and Norfolk by the British...

Item #660092

June 01, 1779

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1779 



* re. burning of Norfolk & Portsmouth by the British



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

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$63.00
660005

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

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

Near the back
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660004

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

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



* General George Washington

* Crosses - crossing the Delaware




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

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659976

Much on the hated Massachusetts Government Act, one of the Intolerable Acts...

Item #659976

March 01, 1775

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, March, 1775  Terrific American content including: "An Abstract of the Bill for the Better Regulating the Government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in North America" which takes nearly 2 pages. This is followed by the: "Lords Protest Against the Above Bill" which is nearly 3 pages.

This was the "Massachusetts Government Act", o... See More  

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659945

American independence acknowledged by France...

Item #659945

July 29, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, July 29, 1777  The ftpg. has mention from New York: "...that our grand army is retiring from the Jerseys...".

Page 2 begins with: "American Commerce Claimed, and American Independence Acknowledged." being a letter from Versailles in both French and English.

Page 3 has a few items from the war (see photos), as does the back page.

Four pa... See More  

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659903

Why England should quit the war in America...

Item #659903

June 28, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, June 28, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




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

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659225

John Paul Jones after his naval victory... Battle of Minisink...

Item #659225

October 19, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Oct. 19, 1779  The front page has a brief item: "Paul Jones, since he has been at Amsterdam, has put into the hands of  the American agent there ransom bills to the amount  of upwards of 8000 guineas for him to procure the payment of them...Paul Jones resides at a public hotel at Amsterdam...".

Page 3 has nearly a full column of American ... See More  

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659142

On the victory at Charleston plus so much more...

Item #659142

August 12, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Aug. 12, 1779  The ftpg. has a brief bit: "...A letter from New York...says that Gen. Prevost has been obliged to retreat from before Charles Town, but had got safe back to Fort Beaufort without the loss of any men...".

Pages 3 & 4 have much war reporting including: "...That Gen. Prevost had summoned the inhabitants of Charles Town to surr... See More  

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659109

Interesting debates in the House of Commons on the war in America...

Item #659109

May 04, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, May 4, 1779  Page 3 has some lengthy reporting on discussions in the "House of Commons" which include much on the state of the war in America including the examination of the actions of various military officers. One bit notes: "...hoped for a successful campaign; this was at a time when the rebellion was almost crushed & when, if the Gener... See More  

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658970

Concerning the attack on Sullivan's Island...

Item #658970

January 02, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Jan. 2, 1779  The front page has a letter: "To the Admirals, Captains, and Officers of his Majesty's Royal Navy" with content relating to America. Included: "When I was at New York and Rhode Island the real friends of government applied to Lord and General Howe for permission to send their property to England...I had the honour to be employ... 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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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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$465.00
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