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Cornwallis Proclamation to dispel rumors...

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December 28, 1780

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 28, 1780

* Charles Cornwallis proclamation
* Revolutionary War original reading
* South Carolina

An inside page has from North Carolina: "A Proclamation" by Earl Cornwallis which mentions in part: "Whereas the enemies of his Majesty's government continuing to practice every artifice & deceit to impose on the minds of the people...propagated a belief...that the King's army indiscriminately makes war & commits ravages upon the peaceable inhabitants...I think it proper in order to remove such false & injurious impressions..." with more, signed in type: Cornwallis (see photos).
The back page has a report from South Carolina with: "...the agreeable news that Colonel Leslie was safe arrived at Virginia with a considerable body of troops & had fixed his standard there, of which the inhabitants had no sooner intelligence than they flocked to him in great numbers & took the oaths of allegiance to his Majesty...also bought intelligence that Lord Cornwallis was gone for North Carolina..." with a bit more (see photos).

Issue has eight pages, is 9 by 12 inches, never bound nor trimmed, some wear to margins.

Category: British