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Item # 658579

May 22, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, May 22, 1781 

* Rare American Revolutionary War publication

Page 2 includes: "A letter from Fredericksburg...mentions that a report then prevailed  there that the enemy took possession of Williamsburgh the preceding Saturday...that , by the latest accounts, Earl Cornwallis, with about 2500 effective British troops, was at Wilmington...where his Lordship was waiting for reinforcements from Charlestown...and Portsmouth, in Virginia."
A letter from Virginia includes: "...Generals Phillips and Arnold landed their  whole force, said to consist of 3000 chosen men, at City Point, about 12 miles from Petersburgh..." with more. Another item has: "...just heard that a party of our's at Croton's, under the command of Col. Green, were surprised by the enemy..." with more.
A few other war-related items as well.
Four pages, decorative lettering in the masthead, a bit of foxing, and a crescent-shaped piece from the right margin of the front leaf does not affect any mentioned reports.

Category: American