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Closing events of the Revolutionary War...

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April 29, 1783

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, April 29, 1783 

* American Revolutionary War - closing events

The front page has some reports concerning the negotiations for a treaty of peace to end the Revolutionary War. Also reports headed: "America" which carry over to page 2 concerning various events in America, one bit noting: "...In January last, Col. Willet, with about 600 men...set out from Albany on an expedition up the Mohawk River on purpose to surprize & reduce the British post at Oswego..." with more on this. Also: "...That Sir Guy Carleton had issued a proclamation inviting those American who had quitted their houses at New York to return and repossess them...that the British garrison were preparing to evacuate the place; & that the soldiers, particularly the Hessians, daily deserted in great numbers...intelligence left America, Congress had not received the news of the ratification of the peace...". Also a letter from Paris noting that Ben Franklin made a presentation to the King of France.
Page 3 has yet another report headed: "America" being a letter from New Jersey.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, good condition.

Category: Revolutionary War