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August 27, 1776

DUNLAP'S PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Aug. 27, 1776  Inside has much reporting on events of the Revolutionary War, but certainly the most notable report is that dated at Annapolis: "In Convention, August 17, 1776" enduring & supporting the recent Declaration of Independence.
It notes: "Agreeable to the order of the day, the Convention took into consideration the Resolution of Congress declaring the United Colonies Free and Independent States, and thereupon Resolved Unanimously, That this Convention will maintain the Freedom and Independency of the United States with their lives and fortunes."
Also a report from Williamsburg that Virginia troops are marching to New York, then reports one trouble with Indians, and on General Clinton's movements. A report datelined from Philadelphia has nice mention of women stepping in to deal with the farming issues as the men are off to fight the war.
Another report mentions; "...from New York we are informed that a body of about 10,000 British troops had landed on Long Island...their advanced party was attacked by Col. Hand's regiment...& beat them back...That a reinforcement of 6000 men had been sent by General Washington to Long Island to annoy the enemy..." with more.
There is also a notable letter signed in type: George Washington, datelined "Head Quarters, New York, 17th August, 1776" concerning naval issues, followed by a letter from Lord Viscount Howe at Staten Island, and then a letter noting: "General Carleton's Orders" at Quebec.
Content carries over to page 3 where the: "Convention of the State of New Jersey" has a Resolve to prevent desertion from the military.
The back page has a report from New York concerning military events there, followed by a document signed in type by: George Washington, advising the people of New York to evacuate, beginning: "Whereas a bombardment & attack upon the city of New York by our cruel and inveterate enemy may be hourly expected...". More war content as well.
Four pages, very handsome masthead, never-trimmed margins, scattered light foxing, nice condition.

Category: Revolutionary War