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Early description of New Orleans...



Item # 601574

August 13, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 13, 1765  The back page has a letter from Pensacola with some good information concerning New Orleans. It includes: "I am afraid this place will not answer fully our expectation: If we had had the island of New Orleans, this would soon be the first province in America, but without it we shall be slow in our progress to flourishing...New Orleans is a very large and a pleasant town, the country round it is extremely fertile...sugar grows in the isle of New Orleans..." with more on New Orleans.
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, foxing & minor wear at the margins, generally good.

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's