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Americans successful in capturing British ships at Sag Harbor, New York...



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August 14, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, August 14, 1777  Half of the back page is taken up with: "Advices from America" which includes a note from General Washington that: "...from General Parsons, of the destruction of 112 of the enemy's vessels at Sagg Harbour upon the East end of Long Island...". What followed this note is the quite lengthy & very detailed report signed in type: Sam H. Parson, on the battle at Sag Harbor & his successful capture of several British ships.
Additional war reports include items from Philadelphia, New York (...that the Hessians continue very sickly and die fast...), Williamsburg, Albany, Charleston, plus another report from Virginia noting "...by join ballot of both Houses...his Excellency Patrick Henry, Esq. was unanimously re-elected Governor of this Commonwealth...".
Four pages, folio size, never-trimmed margins, red tax stamp on page 3, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 340 (released for March, 2024)

Category: Revolutionary War