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Fleming, Robert (d. 1779) Edinburgh evening courant. [December 22, 1777]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08825 Author/Creator: Fleming, Robert (d. 1779) Place Written: Edinburgh, Scotland Type: Newspaper Date: 22 December 1777 Pagination: 4 p. ; 44 x 28.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Contains a speech by William Pitt, the Earl of Chatham, an influential British statesman. Includes Boston resolves pertaining to the quartering of Burgoyne and the Convention Army. In his speech to the House of Lords, Pitt declares: "My Lords, I content, that we have not, nor can procure any force sufficient to subdue America. It is monstrous to think of it. There are several noble Lords present well acquainted with military affairs. I call upon any one of them to rise and pledge himself, that the military force now within the kingdom is adequate to its defence; or that any possible force to be procured from Germany, Switzerland, or elsewhere, will be equal to the conquest of America. I am too perfectly persuaded of their abilities and integrity, to expect any such assurance from them. -Oh! but if American is not to be conquered, she may be treated with." Includes resolves from the colonies pertaining to quartering. Contains reports regarding a successful attack on British General William Howe, the obstruction of the Delaware River, and praise of the German troops in Quebec, among various other topics. Includes various advertisements. Slightly frayed along the bottom edge.

People: Fleming, Robert, d. 1779
Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778
Howe, William Howe, Viscount, 1729-1814

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsPrisoner of WarConvention ArmyBattle of SaratogaBattleDiplomacyGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryCanadaHessians

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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