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British remain stubborn on the issue of independence...

Item # 698071

April 23, 1782


* American Independence ?
* British remain headstrong
* Revolutionary War closing events

Page 2 has a report from London beginning: "If the accursed American war is to be abandoned or pursued to the destruction of our country, a short time will determine; ministry gives no signs of remorse for their past conduct as yet..." with more on this. Furthermore: "...Notwithstanding the mode of carrying on the war...and carried on under the direction of Lord George Germaine hath proved so unsuccessful, his lordship still perseveres in recommending the same line of conduct strongly contending for the propriety of replacing the army lost in the Carolinas and throwing an additional force into New York...having strenuously contended for collecting all our forces at New York & making one vigorous struggle before we abandon the thoughts of subduing America...".
Page 3 has a report noting: "...a fleet of 36 sail of transports from Charlestown...When the above mentioned fleet left Charlestown [Charleston], the royal army was well supplied with provisions, healthy, and in high spirits; and that Mr. Greene, with his rebel banditti, consisting of about 1500 men, were about 30 miles from Charlestown...".
Four pages, small piece from an upper margin affects nothing, very nice condition.

Category: Revolutionary War