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Responding to General Clinton's offer for a reconciliation...



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April 03, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 3, 1781 

* General Henry Clinton
* Peace with Americans ?
* Revolutionary War


Pages 1 and 2 contain an excellent response to the controversial "Declaration" of General Clinton in which he offers a proposal for peace to the Americans. A few bits include: "The first thing which is offered is a pardon to all the inhabitants of these States who have been so hardy as to oppose a degradation from the rank of freemen to that of slaves..." and further  on: "...Suppose of the majority of the people should be so mad, so lost to a sense of their duty & interest, as to accede to these propositions..." and then ending with: "...some further evidence to evince the knavish designs of the enemy, and that the idea of a reconciliation is absolutely impracticable."
Page 3 has a report which includes: "Lord Cornwallis evacuated Hillsborough on the 16th, moved on the road towards Guilford Court House & crossed the Haw River...Our detachments have been successful in several skirmishes upon ghe enemy's pickets...Gen. Pickens...detached to endeavour to harass the enemy..." with more.
Four pages, decorative lettering in the masthead, scattered foxing, nice condition.

Category: American