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Latest war news in a rare newspaper from the Revolutionary War...



Item # 658747

August 26, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Aug. 26, 1779 

* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication

A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.
Page 3 has a: "...letter from an officer of distinction to the honorable Major-General Gates..." which begins: "I am happy to have the pleasure to again congratulate you on the success of our arms. His Excellency having formed a plan to surprize the garrison at Powle's Hook, it was accordingly the night before last carried into execution by Major Le who effectually surprized & took the garrison..." with more.
Half of page 3 is a document dealing with the increasing prices of commodities & the depreciation of the currency in the colonies, a notable concern at the time.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed with wide margins, some mouse-chewing to the upper right affects just a few words on pages 2 & 3, otherwise quite nice condition.

Category: American