Boston, 1778. 4pp. Folio. Silked on both sides. Moderately dampstained. Minor loss and wear at old folds. Good. Revolutionary-era newspaper containing, among other news items, an eyewitness account of the duel between General Howe and General Gadsden in Charleston on Aug. 30, 1778. Tensions between these two men over who would control the defense of Charleston - a local soldier or someone appointed by Congress - eventually led to the duel, which both men survived. It also includes an account of the Baylor Massacre of Sept. 27, in which Col. George Baylor's regiment of Continental Light Dragoons were surprise-attacked by the British, resulting in fifteen killed and over fifty wounded Continental soldiers. The headline of the paper shows a woodcut of a man with a sword, holding a banner which says "Independence" (Inventory #: WRCAM43198)
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