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Proclamation by John Jay... The latest war news...



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April 08, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, April 8, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #4 issue.
Some war news inside including an item: "...a party of the enemy...landed from a galley below Tarry-Town, were luckily early discovered by our people who made...them prisoners...".
Also a report that: "...that Gen. Lincoln has given Campbell a compleat drubbing in Georgia, such as taking 70 prisoners...and burned a considerable number of boats that they had got in order to cross over to South Carolina."
Page 2 has a lengthy: "Proclamation" for declaring a day of thanksgiving, signed by John Jay as President.
Page 3 continues with additional war items including reports from the South, and also an additional report on the back page (see photos).
Four pages, never bound or trimmed with wide margins, loss to the two upper corners causes some text loss but not to mentioned reports.

Category: American