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Masthead taken from Paul Revere... LaFayette joins the Continental Army...

Item # 686745

July 31, 1777


* Paul Revere masthead engraving
* Lafayette join the Continental Army
* American Revolutionary War

The masthead featurese an engraving taken from one done by Paul Revere, showing a soldier holding a sword and a document inscribed "Independence" while standing beneath a banner inscribed "Appeal To Heaven"  and surrounded by ornate embellishments.
Taking all of the front page are the "Proceedings of the House of Lords in the present Session".
Page 2 has a report from "Charles-Town, South Carolina" stating: "A Number of Volunteers and French Officers, who have three Years Leave to serve in American, are just arrived here....Among them are, the Marquis de Moncalm, and the Marquis de Fayette, the last said to be the Son-in-Law to the Duke of d' Aguen."
A second report clarifies the previous report mentioning: "There was a mistake in the account inserted in our last, of officers...to enter in the Continental Service: The Marquis De Moncalm is not among them, but there are, the Marquis De La Fayette, Baron de Kalb, and the Viscount De Mauroly, all Major-Generals, an Engineer, and eleven other officers of inferior rank."
Also a detailed report about the celebration at Charlestown of the "first anniversary of the glorious formation of the American Empire".  A letter "from an officer at Morristown" takes almost half a column and provides various details of the war. 
A page 3 report says the Hessian and British troops: "...are on such bad terms, that the former have...refused to do duty  with the latter..." A brief item from "Fishkill" says: "His Excellency General Washington's army are encamped in the Clove, about eighteen miles from this town."  There is also a lengthy extract of a letter with many details about the retreat from Fort Ticonderoga.
Four pages, light damp staining to a lower quadrant, page 2 has two tape mends, good condition.

Category: Revolutionary War