NARRATIVE OF LIEUT. GEN. SIR WILLIAM HOWE, in a Committee of the House of Commons, on the 29th of ...

NARRATIVE OF LIEUT. GEN. SIR WILLIAM HOWE, in a Committee of the House of Commons, on the 29th of April, 1779. relative to His Conduct, During His Late Command of the King's Troops in North America: To Which are Added, Some Observations Upon a Pamphlet, Entitled, Letters to a Nobleman

American Revolution] Howe Sir William

Published by London H. Baldwin 1780, 1780
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The second edition of this scarce narrative, same year as the first in identical format. 4to, in antique paper covered boards with paper label on spine, original wrappers retained with three shilling price. 110 pp. A very well preserved and collectible copy, rare in this condition, the text still quite fresh and clean, the original wrappers mellowed and with a few repairs, the binding a little worn but solid and sturdy. SCARCE PRINTING RELATING TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Sir William Howe led his armies to many impressive victories while serving as commander of the British forces, but was severely criticized for his actions after repelling General Washington's forces at Germantown. He and his troops spent the winter comfortably in Philadelphia instead of driving Washington's weakened and unequipped army out of their stronghold at Valley Forge. Sir Henry Clayton replaced Howe as commander-in-chief and the general was recalled to London to defend his actions. A parliamentary investigation led by a number of military men, including Lord Cornwallis and Lord Grey, acquitted Howe of any blame and affirmed that he had done everything possible considering the state of his troops. Howe's narrative to the House of Commons is presented in the first 30 odd pages. The publication also includes Howe's response to Joseph Galloway's charges of incompetence and negligence which Galloway had published as LETTERS TO A NOBLEMAN. Bookseller Inventory # 27499

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Title: NARRATIVE OF LIEUT. GEN. SIR WILLIAM HOWE, ...

Publisher: London H. Baldwin 1780

Publication Date: 1780

Binding: Soft cover

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