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Item # 658974

February 11, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Feb. 11, 1779  Page 3 has several reports from New York including: "...From Phila. & other quarters we learn that a division of his Majesty's troops had landed in Georgia & erected the King's standard, which was repaired to by a great number of the inhabitants, and that the troops were in motion towards Carolina without opposition. That the Indians had pretty generally taken up the hatchet in the Southern Colonies & were co-coperating with the King's troops...That the two Continental regiments who went against Col, Butler had been surprised and suffered very considerably..." and also: "...are informed Major General Lee was but slightly wounded in a duel he lately fought with one of Mr. Washington's Aids de Camp, a Mr. Laurens, said to be a son of the late President of the Congress, and that there had been no rencontre between that General and Colonel Hamilton, as was before asserted."
Four pages, folio size, never-trimmed margins, red tax stamp on page 3, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Category: British