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Great on the Battle of Long Island... Bravery of Benedict Arnold...
Item # 659477
November 28, 1776
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Nov. 28, 1776 Page 3 has most of a column taken up with fine detail on the historic Battle of Long Island, in which British forces inflicted a crushing defeat on Washington's army.
Other fine content concerning the situation in America. A few bits include: "...that Gen. Howe...proceeded up the North River and...made good his landing without the loss of a man. That he found the right flank of the Provincial lines almost defenseless. That he instantly attacked the, took 5000 prisoners & totally routed the rest; and that, as the Provincials were altogether unprepared, the loss on the part of the King's troops was very inconsiderable."
Another item: "...from Canada mention that no man ever maneuvered with more dexterity, fought with more bravery, or retreated with more resolution than one Arnold, commander of the American fleet..." with more. This was Benedict Arnold.
The back page has more, seen in the photos.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, red tax stamp on page 3, nice condition.