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A "call to arms" for Londoners in support of America
Item # 692362
September 27, 1775
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 27, 1775
* American Revolutionary War
The front page has some reports on the actions of Major Rogers in Maryland & Virginia. Also mention of work of the Virginia Provincial Convention. Plus a report of a soldier: "...who\ is on his parole in Gen. Wooster's camp. This person having been observed to follow at a distance, a load of powder on its way to the camp at Cambridge, was taken into custody by the rifle men and carried to General Washington, who not finding any evidence against him, sent him to General Wooster...".
Much content on page 2 including an item from Williamsburg noting the Governor Dunmore is being recalled to England. Also an extremely significant--albeit brief--mention of George Washington being named commander-in-chief of the American forces: "...They have an account of the appointment of General Washington, of taking the army at Cambridge into the continental pay, etc...".
A report from Cambridge mentions: "...the enemy, with their cannon, fired briskly from the lines on Boston Neck...next morning the firing was returned, and, as we have since heard, with success, two of the enemy being killed...The cannonading has been continued on both sides almost ever since..." and an interesting item: "One of the lieutenants in Gage's besieged army, we hear, hung himself...owing to the chagrin & terror of mind arising from his being employed in so bad a cause.", plus mention of a deserter from Bunker Hill, and more.
Over half a column is taken up with a terrific appeal for a call to arms to those in London supportive of the American cause, to join in General Bostwicke's regiment. The text must be read.
Page 3 has: "Intelligence Received by the Congress from General Schuyler, Sept. 18, 1775" with much on actions at & near Ticonderoga. Other content as well.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.
Category: Revolutionary War