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Prisoner Exchange Between Generals Washington and Howe Covered in Pennsylvania Evening Post, 1776

Pennsylvania Evening Post. Philadelphia, PA: Benjamin Towne, August 24, 1776. Vol. II, No. 249. 4pp, 8 x 10 in. Early Revolutionary War-date newspaper containing inside-page exchange of letters between George Washington and British General William Howe, in which they arrange the exchange of prisoners between the two sides. The issue also includes a front-page report from a British writer predicting that the Americans would declare themselves to be the United States, which proved to be correct, as well as an inside-page advertisement offering a $5 reward for the return of a runaway slave girl from Burlington, NJ. 

Condition:

Toning, some scattered spotting to each page. Small holes along central fold, likely disbound. Partial separation at central fold. Light edge and corner wear, including minor chip/area of loss in lower right corner of p.421.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$500
11/19/2020

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