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Sinking of the ship Mermaid... G. Germaine loves to hear of massacred Americans...
Item # 659115
June 15, 1779
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, June 15, 1779
* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century original
* From The Enemy
Page 2 has a report headed: "American News" which details the loss of the ship Mermaid near Egg Harbor, New Jersey. The ship was driven ashore and wrecked with the loss of more than 102 lives. She was on a voyage from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York.
The back page has a report noting in part: "...that the American Secretary was more than ordinary bold and animated...thought that government have lately receive good news from America such as the burning of towns & destroying and laying waste of provinces with the murder of several helpless and harmless inhabitants such as farmers cottagers, their wives & children. Nothing can give Lord George greater spirits than to hear of the Indians scalping the Provincials...".
The front page has: "American Prisoners - The following sums have been received towards their relief..." followed by the list.
Four pages, folio size, never-trimmed margins, red tax stamp on page 3, nice condition.