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Waiting for the evacuation of New York... Fate of the Loyalists...



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July 08, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 8, 1783  Page 5 has several reports concerning the Loyalists including: "...appears...that the preparations for the evacuation of New York approach every day to a greater degree of maturity, & that nothing is wanting for the actual execution of this long-talked-of event...A board has been appointed to superintend the embarkation of all the Loyalists that intend to avail themselves of British protection...". Also: "We are extremely happy to understand...from New York, that the unfortunate Loyalists have received an unexpected invitation to an asylum from the inhabitants on the Gulph of St. Lawrence...". A brief item mentions: "...that the Virginians are obliged to keep a body of forces on the back settlements to keep the savages from plundering & murdering the inhabitants."
Page 6 has most of a column taken up with: "American News" and nearly one-third of the back page has more American news from New York, most relating to the situation with the Loyalists there.
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

Category: British