Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 29

Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1779.) Issue of the London Chronicle on the Battle of St. Lucia and Benedict Arnold. [8] pages, 11 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches, disbound; moderate dampstaining, inked revenue stamp. London, 25 March 1779

Additional Details

On the third page are the minutes of the Pennsylvania council which censured Benedict Arnold for acting "unworthy of his rank and station, highly discouraging to those who have manifested their attachment to the liberties and interests of America"--more than a year before his treason was exposed. The 4th through 7th pages are devoted to reports of the British naval victory over the French at St. Lucia.