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. 


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
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