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A SECOND LETTER TO A FRIEND; GIVING A MORE - Chauncy, Charles] - 1755. [1271216]
Boston: Edes and Gill, 1755. - 16pp. Small quarto. Modern brown calf, spine gilt, boards gilt ruled. Trimmed rather close in places, but not affecting text. Light tanning. Near fine. This is the second pamphlet issued by Chauncy regarding the dramatic events of the French and Indian War. Where his previous "letter" relates the news of Braddock's terrible defeat, the present text communicates news of the victory at Lake George by Sir William Johnson and the New England troops against the French and their Indian allies. Chauncy describes the battle in great detail, including an account of the British proficiency with the Mohawk hatchet, and the degree to which it was used in the pursuit of the fleeing French. Chauncy concludes with a call to Great Britain for financial support for the New England colonies, especially in light of the failure of New York and the southern colonies to lend sufficient assistance in the war. Signed "T.W.," the attribution to Chauncy is made by Sibley's HARVARD GRADUATES. A colonial imprint of great rarity and importance. NAIP w003389. HOWES C333 ("aa") SABIN 12328. EVANS 7382.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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