11-15-2015 11-15-2015
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2865B Boston
November 15, 2015 11:00 AMCalender
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London Gazette

$1,230$1,000
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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