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The French have abandoned Fort Duquesne...

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January 18, 1759

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, January 18, 1759  

* Fort Duquesne - Pittsburgh PA
* British expedition - French evacuate

The back page has a brief item noting: "This day an express arrived with the4 agreeable news, that on the approach of the troops under General Forbes, the French at Fort duQuesne abandoned the place, after destroying the stores, etc., and blowing up the fortifications."
Eight pages, 8 by 10 3/4 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's