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Plight of prisoners... Events at Skenesboro & St. Augustine, Florida...

Item # 587975

September 02, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 2, 1777  Page 2 has various content on the Revolutionary War including: "In America matters bear the aspect of being speedily brought to an issue. Ticonderoga is already in our possession, which is the key of all internal communication through the revolted colonies." and another item tells of the plight of prisoners with: "Sir, hard as my case may appear to be, I bear it with patience. From the 3rd day of my captivity I have, with near 90 others, been confined a close prisoners in a jail at this place lately erected called the New prison. The Americans treat us very cavalierly. The provisions we are allowed is barely sufficient to subsist on...the bed I lie on is a bundle of straw..." & other content which has more of a political flavor on the war.
Another page has a letter from St. Augustine, East Florida, which includes: "You will hear by this opportunity that the rebels have lately threatened an invasion of the province, a regiment of cavalry crossed St. Mary's river to proceed to St. John's..." with more on the military events there (see photos).  The back page has most of a column headed: "General Orders, Camp at Skeensborough, [Skenesboro] July 10, 1777" which begins: "On the 6th of July, the enemy were dislodged from Ticonderoga by the mere countenance & activity of the army & driven the same day beyond Skeensborough...On the 7th Brigadier General Fraser...came up with near 2000 of the enemy strongly posted, attacked & defeated them with the loss on the enemy's part...On the 8th Lt. Col. Hill at the head of the 9th regiment was attacked near Fort Ann by more than six times his number & repulsed the enemy with great loss...Fort Ann was burnt & abandoned..." with much more (see).
Great content here. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, great condition.

Category: Revolutionary War