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EPISTLES DOMESTIC, CONFIDENTIAL, AND OFFICIAL, FROM GENERAL WASHINGTON. WRITTEN ABOUT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE AMERICAN CONTEST, WHEN HE ENTERED ON THE COMMAND OF THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES -
New York: Printed. London: Re-printed, 1796 - The first British edition, following the New York edition of the same year, of this printing of the seven forged Tory letters penned under Washington's name. "The spurious letters occupy pp.4-66, and are followed by an Appendix of miscellaneous letters" - Sabin. The forgeries were probably by John Randolph, the last royalist attorney-general of Virginia. The miscellaneous letters include correspondence with Clinton, Cornwallis, Carleton, Lafayette, and other military and political figures (WASHINGTON, GEORGE) First English Edition. 8vo. [iii]-xvi, 303 pp. Bound without half-title. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marble boards, spine gilt with leather label. Spine rubbed; head chipped. Rubbed at extremities. Bookplate on front pastedown. Minor scattered foxing, but generally quite clean internally. Very good. Sabin 101743; Howes W133 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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