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Broadside edition of this famous title, with good content...



Item # 658838

January 08, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Jan. 8, 1782 

* Very rare Broadside edition from the Revolutionary War

Apparently a quite unusual broadside edition as the issue is single sheet with the back page blank. If page 2 had text I would suspect that the back leaf was missing, but the ftpg. text concludes on the front page and the reverse is entirely blank.
The ftpg. has an item including: "...from Paris...that the King has signified to his Excellency Benjamin Franklin...that his id determined to enter into no treaty for a general pacification with Great Britain without the consent & approbation of  his  faithful allies the United States of America, and firmly establishing their independence." Also: "Sir Henry Clinton's and Lord Rawdon's returns may be deemed the future token of a lost cause; no less than the meditated retreat, as it is probable, of that arch traitor A-----, indicates the inclination of final victory to the side he last deserted."
Then also a report beginning: "The British Rights; in America, consisting among many other articles, of the Thirteen Provinces, now claiming independence...".
Seemingly complete as a single sheet printed on the front only. Archival mends to the reverse, scattered foxing, generally nice condition.

Category: American