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A complete and authenticate issue of the Independent Ledger, May 17, 1779, Boston, 4pp., disbound. The engraved masthead illustration is that of 13 hands joined around a circle-clearly referring to the colonies now joined together From the inside, p2, we are presented with a "Proclamation By His Excellency, GEORGE WASHINGTON, General and Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America." In full, "Whereas by my proclamation dated the 10th day of last month,1 a Pardon was offered to all deserters from the army dispersed in different parts of these States, who should rejoin their respective corps by the first of May next; and Whereas from the shortness of the term limited for its operation, the offer of grace therein contained, has not had sufficient time to circulate as extensively as was necessary to answer fully the benevolent purpose for which it was designed-it is therefore thought proper to extend it to a further period; and I do hereby extend it accordingly to the first day of July next. Given at Head Quarters Middle Brook April 22d 1779". Signed in type, GEO. WASHINGTON. Additionally, there several Massachusetts acts including the confiscation of properties owned by certain persons commonly called ABSENTEES (clearly Tories). The paper presents news briefs from the colonies. The Independent Ledger and the American Advertiser (June 15, 1778 - October 16, 1786) was a weekly newspaper published in Boston, Massachusetts, by Draper & Folsom.
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Revolutionary War Newspaper With General George Washington Content

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final Bid: $237.50
Estimate: $200 - $400
Auction closed on Friday, February 28, 2020.
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