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Officers respond to Washington's Farewell Address... British evacuate New York City....



Item # 671570

January 02, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Jan. 2, 1784 

* re. George Washington's Farewell Address
* British Troops evacuation of New York


The ftpg. has a report from New York noting: "General Thomas Mifflin is chosen resident of Congress for the ensuing year, in the room of Elias Boudinot...His Excellency General Washington, by proclamation bearing the date the 4th instant, and in compliance with a resolve of Congress...has discharged all the troops in the service of the United States..." with more relating to this.
Then, and still on the front page, is the: "...Letter and Address were Presented to his Excellency General Washington..." with a dateline of West Point, Nov. 15, 1782. This is the response of the military officers to Washington's historic Farewell Address to the Army, taking over one-third of the front page.
Page 2 has a report noting in part: "...before she sailed all the King's troops & refugees had evacuated New York and the Americans had taken possession of the same with all the pomp of a theatrical representation...". Further on: "...the final evacuation of that city took place on the 26th of November..." with more on this.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 12 inches, bit of light rubbing & dirtiness to the ftpg., generally good condition.

Item from Catalog 309 (released for August, 2021)...

Category: British