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Nuts for Future Historians to Crack, Containing the Cadwallader Pamphlet, Valley Forge Letters, etc, etc, etc.

Smith, Horace W. (ed.)

Published by Horace W. Smith, Philadelphia, 1856
Condition: fine Hardcover
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First edition. Dark brown blindstamped cloth with spine titled in gilt. 90 pp. A refutation of the positive treatment of the Revolutionary War conduct of Joseph Reed as made by Washington Irving in his "Life of Washington". The author, in charges echoed a decade later by historian George Bancroft, makes claims that Reed's treatment was Washington was disgraceful and that he contemplated desertion to the Hessians on the eve of the Battle of Trenton. Reprinted here is General John Cadwallader's 1783 pamphlet " A Reply to Genl. Joseph Reed's Remarks" including supporting statements by such men as Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Rush; an excerpt from a journal kept by Margaret Morris of Burlington, New Jersey in January, 1777; and the so-called "Valley Forge Letters", written in 1778 by Continental Army Sgt., Andrew Kemp and found by the family of George Clinton in the 1840s and subsequently printed in a newspaper in 1842. A generally fine example, touch of shelf wear to the bottom edge. The front and rear blanks have a light dampstain but this does not extend to the text. Pencil signature front pastedown. Bookseller Inventory # E8310

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Title: Nuts for Future Historians to Crack, ...

Publisher: Horace W. Smith, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1856

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:fine

Edition: First edition.

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