Apr 13, 2023 - Sale 2633

Sale 2633 - Lot 17

Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1781.) Issue of the Connecticut Journal describing the start of the Siege of Yorktown. Issue #729. 4 pages, 14 x 8 inches, on one folding sheet; minor wear, faint dampstaining; uncut. New Haven, CT: Thomas and Samuel Green, 18 October 1781

Additional Details

Includes a 30 September report from Virginia, set in italic type, on the start of the siege which ended the war: "The whole army marched from Williamsburgh to within one mile of the enemy's works at York, and formed the first line of circumvallation without any loss. . . . General Washington sent in a flag to Lord Cornwallis directing him not to destroy his shipping or warlike stores, as he would answer it at his peril."

Also includes a proclamation by General Nathanael Greene, pledging to execute captured British officers in retaliation for their execution of Colonel Isaac Hayne; and an account of the Battle of Eutaw Springs in South Carolina.