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Reflecting on Washington crossing the Delaware & the Battle of Trenton...



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July 25, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 25, 1782  Page 2 has a report beginning: "So determined are the French to pursue their favorite plan of annihilating the British power in North America, & particularly to the capturing the British army in New York...to co-operate with General Washington towards the reduction of that important garrison...".
All of pg. 4 & a bit of pg. 5 are taken up with letter No. II of a continuing series titled: "A Brief Memorial Upon the American War..." which is a great reflection of the events of the Revolutionary War in 1776. Included are the events surrounding Washington crossing the Delaware & the surprise attack upon the Hessians and the battle of Trenton.
Pg. 6 has: "American News" which includes a letter concerning the Huddy/Asgill Affair which is followed by a letter of response signed in type: George Washington. The bkpg. has an item noting; "The Americans derive a great benefit from one circumstance, that their deliberations in Congress are secret & their weakness of course is not blazoned forth to the world by authentic documents...".
Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, 9 by 12 inches, nice condition.

Category: Revolutionary War