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Willis, Nathaniel (1755-1831) Independent chronicle and the universal advertiser. [Vol. 13, no. 903 (August 9, 1781)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08823 Author/Creator: Willis, Nathaniel (1755-1831) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Newspaper Date: 9 August 1781 Pagination: 4 p. : newspaper ; 37.2 x 24.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed by [William?] Dame. Discusses the war against Great Britain. Contains a report on the progress of the Continental Army near Williamsburg, Virginia written as a letter by the Marquis de Lafayette. Lafayette describes events of the Battle of Green Spring, mentioning the actions of American General Anthony Wayne and British General Charles Cornwallis. Includes reports on a meeting between "the Ambassadors from the several belligerent powers, and of the armed neutrality" in May 1781 at Vienna, Austria. Includes reports on the activities of various privateers. Contains advertisements and notices of sale.

People: Willis, Nathaniel, 1755-1831
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796
Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: BattleRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralFranceContinental ArmyMilitary HistoryGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsDiplomacyPrivateering

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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