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May 10, 1780

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 10, 1780  A nice newspaper from near the end of the Revolutionary War. Inside pages have various reports concerning the war, including: "...General Prescot arrived...with dispatches...from New York. He brings a certain account that Sir Henry Clinton & Lord Cornwallis were about to embark, with 10,000 men, on board the transports which were lying ready at Sandy Hook to take them on  board for the southward..." and "...Yesterday a commission...for restoring peace in America & for granting pardons to such of his Majesty's subject there now in rebellion as shall deserve the Royal mercy...10,000 British troops were left at New York after those under Clinton & Cornwallis were embarked..." and other small items.
There are two noteworthy items on page 3, one being: "...The celebrated Captain Cook, with four of his people, were killed by the savage inhabitants of a new discovered island in the South Seas..." (see), and the other is a great item on the death of Christopher Monk who was essentially the 6th victim of the Boston Massacre despite dying ten years after the event. The report makes the strong connection and recounts some details of the Boston Massacre (see). See also the hyperlink for information on Christopher Monk.
Page 3 has additional items concerning the war (see). Four pages, slightly irregular at the blank spine margin, very nice condition.

Category: Revolutionary War