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Independence of America will destroy the marine power of England... A plan for capturing General Greene...
Item # 644610
July 18, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 18, 1782
* Revolutionary War
* From The Enemy
Page 4 has a letter noting: "...urging the Councils of the State to give up to French & Congressional ambition the independence of American, and with it our best resources of commerce, wealth, and naval strength...For the wise maxims...of that Court...are 'that the independence of America must prove the annihilation of the marine power of England, which, having no longer any colonies, can in a little time have no marine...".
This is followed by a: "Letter from Monsieur DePortail, a French officer in the Service of America...dated at Washington's Camp at White Marsh, Twelve Miles from Philadelphia" dated Nov. 12, 1778 (see).
One-third of a page has: "Particulars of a Plan for Seizing General Greene, and Dispersing, if not Debauching, his Whole Army." (see)
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice condition.