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Anonymous : Report of the Joint Committee on the Centennial Celebration of the Evacuation of New York by the British, Monday, November 26th, 1883 with an Historical Introduction by John Austin Stevens
Press of J. J. Little & Co. New York. 1885., 1885
Complimentary copy issued by the Joint Committee on the Celebration. Gilt decoration and lettering front cover. Chipping spine top and bottom. Wear to corners and bottom edges. Light scattered foxing. Uncut page edges. Some unopened pages. From the Historical Introduction: "The war of the Revolution virtually ended with the capitulation of Yorktown in the autumn of 1781. New York and Charleston still remained in British occupation for more than two years after this important military event". "The future of America hung upon the debates in Parliament, where the Whigs had at last obtained a sufficient majority to control the war ministry of George the Third". "Congress and the States were fully resolved to entertain no proposition of peace until the fleets and armies of Great Britain were withdrawn or the independence of the States recognized as a preliminary to the negotiation". "On Monday the 24th the British Commander gave final notice that he would withdraw form New York at noon of the following day." (November 25, 1783). The New York Historical Society in 1882 made plans to commemorate this historic event; book contains Preliminary Proceedings of Planning; Minutes and Reports; Committee of Arrangements Final Report; Official Programme of Ceremonies; Order of Procession; etc.. Book. Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Binding: Cloth
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