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March 20, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 20, 1783 

* Loyalists (British) escaping America

Page 2 has a report from New York concerning the British evacuating: "...large quantity of shipping are preparing here...for the purpose of transporting his Majesty's garrison & effects for England...How soon the business may commence it is, however, impossible to say, as we do not hear that the negotiation with Congress goes on at all briskly. America has her old doubts & fears..." & more.
Page 4 has reports from the House of Commons discussing terms of the treaty to end the war. A brief bit notes: "The Hessians in America, it is said, have refused, to a man, to return to Europe."  and also: "...a pressing invitation has been sent by the King & Queen of France to General Washington, to come for some months at least to Versailles...A line of battle ship is ordered...to Phila. to take the General on board, if he accedes to the wishes of their Majesties."
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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

Category: British