2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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A complete and authentic issue of "The Independent Chronicle and Universal Advertiser", Boston, January 21, 1782, Volume XIV, No. 701. The Hancock's speech in part, ""With particular pleasure, I embrace this first opportunity to congratulate you on the important and glorious success with which it has pleased Heaven to crown the arms of these United States and those of our illustrious Ally, in the reduction of York, and the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his whole army. An event that reflects signal honour upon the counsel and plans of France and America, and upon the skill and bravery of the leaders and forces who have so happily executed them; an event that gives new lustre to the names of General Washington, the Count de Graffe, and the Count de Rochambeau…These events, together with the general face of the war in other quarters of the globe, must have their effect in humbling the power with which we are contending, and at the same time cannot but raise our own expectations of the speedily seeing the independence, peace and happiness of these States established upon a solid basis…" Additional reports such as; "ENGLISH TREATY with the JAMAICA NEGROES". In part, "They have now sustained a war against the whole force of Britain for near seven years; have taken two capital armies and many hundreds of rich ships from that nation. ... Can the formality of acknowledging such a country independent (which in fact is so already) be at all degrading to the dignity of that crown which in the year 1739 was compelled, after many years obstinate war, to declare a number of miserable Jamaica negroes a free people ..."
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Hancock's Speech on the Surrender of Cornwallis

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Minimum Bid: $650.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,125.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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