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Ben Franklin in Paris... Preparing for battle in New Jersey... Judaica...



Item # 666898

June 14, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 14, 1777 

* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century original
* From The Enemy


A report from Paris begins: "Thursday last Dr. Franklin had an interview with Lord Stormont; the conversation lasted three hours..." and a bit further down is mention that "...an American privateer bound to Boston...had a packet of letters on board from Dr. Franklin for the Congress. These letters are said to contain assurances that the Court of France are no ways in a temper to break with Great Britain...".
The back page has mention of trouble with Indians, and mention: "...that Gen. Carleton is within 45 miles of Ticonderoga. The garrison at that place is commanded by Gen. Wayne." Also: "...that Sir William Howe was at New York...& very great preparations were then making for opening the campaign in the Jerseys...there were no less than 7000 rebels assembled to intercept the King's troops upon their return from destroying the magazines at Danbury, in Connecticut."
An interesting Judaica item as well with: "A letter from Lisbon says, 'Would you think it? An edict is now absolutely to pass in favour of the Jews; and Portugal in future will afford those people as comfortable an asylum as other commercial countries...".
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, nice condition.

Category: British