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London Gazette

Auction:
2865B
Lot:
229
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2865B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

London Gazette, August 6-10, 1776.
Two sheets removed from a bound volume, trimmed at the foot with loss; containing extracts from two letters from General Howe, dated Staten Island, July 7 and 8, 1776, regarding British troop movements, the promise of successful recruitment of colonials joining the fight with the British Army, with early mention (in passing) of the issuance of the Declaration of Independence, "I am informed that the Continental Congress have declared the United Colonies free and independent States," 11 3/4 x 7 1/4 in.
Estimate $100-200


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Keywords

American Enlightenment, American Revolutionary War, New Jersey in the American Revolution, United States, United States Declaration of Independence, William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe

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