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An independent America, or a compromise with England?



Item # 673660

June 13, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 13, 1782 

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


Page 4 has a report  noting in part: "...There remained at present only one thing to be done in order to restore unity & harmony to the empire, and that was to move for the independence of America, upon the same principle that the independence of Ireland was acknowledged: when America should have a legislature of her own, independent of the Parliament of Great Britain, he made no doubt but France, and the agents of Congress, would not be able to prevent a good understanding between the Colonies & the mother country..." with more.
But page 6 has another alternative: "...The plan which is in agitation, with respect to America, & by which it is hoped the Americans may be induced to consent once more to a connection with this kingdom...The plan is said to be that America shall have a Legislature of her own...and independent of any other legislature upon earth; this Legislature to consist of the King of England, as King of America, & such a representation of the people in the Upper & Lower Houses as the American shall think proper..." and more.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

Category: British