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Naval content from the Revolutionary War....
Item # 587189
October 11, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 11, 1781 Inside has a letter from New York which gives details of a naval battle, noting in part: "....the 29th of June we fell in with a rebel privateer of 22 guns...who engaged us for 3 hours and 20 minutes...The engagement was so excessively hot that for three quarters of an hour the muzzles of her guns & ours rubbed one another. We received so much damage that we could not follow her, or she must have struck..." with more (see).
The back page has a report of: "...the South Carolina, an American ship of war...in the engagement between Admiral Parker & Zoutman...The South Carolina carries 40 guns...She carries 556 men on board..." with more (see).
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, 2 very discreet archival mends, very nice condition.