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Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis (1738-1805) Important Intelligence! [announcing the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05504 Author/Creator: Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis (1738-1805) Place Written: Boston Type: Broadside Date: 1781/10/26 Pagination: 1 p. 25.3 x 19.8 cm Order a Copy

"A gentleman who arrived this morning, from Providence, has favoured us with the following Importance Intelligence! [....] This Moment an Express arrived... announcing the glorious Intelligence of the Surrender of Lord Cornwallis, and his Army..." Small broadside printed by M. Willis, Boston.

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