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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09080 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Newspaper Date: 7 May 1776 Pagination: 4 p.

Summary of Content: Relaying news from a Dublin paper of a British fleet set to sail in April: "there will be five debarkations...one at Quebec, one at New-York, one in New-England, and two to the southward." Letter from Cork, describing Col. Ethan Allen and his fellow prisoners' generous treatment by the Irish. Letter from Gen. Arnold: "we labor under almost as many difficulties as the Israelites did of old, obliged to make brick without straw...we have near five feet snow on the ground...four hundred sick and wounded in hospitals." Skirmish and privateer news from up and down the Atlantic. (GLC 3235 was lacking from a nearly complete 1776 run.)


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: CanadaNavyPrisoner of WarGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyJudaismInjury or WoundMilitary HistoryMilitary CampPrivateering

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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