Henry Laurens - Tower Prisoner

Object Title

Henry Laurens - Tower Prisoner

Henry Laurens - Tower Prisoner

Date

1779

Reference

TOL NEWS/534

Level

File

Scope and Content

'The Edinburgh Advertiser' Vol. XXXIII No. 1623, dated 20 July 1779, pp. 41-48

This newspaper contains a number of letters and reports concerning the British campaigns in North America. One of those on p. 43 is entitled 'Extract of a private letter from Henry Laurens Esq.; late President of the Congress; written before the surrender of Georgia to Governor Houston.'

Laurens was subsequently captured by the British off Newfoundland in 1780 and brought to Britian where he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. He was released in December 1781 in exchange for General Cornwallis.

Extent

1 document

Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements

Newspaper

Access Conditions

Open access

Contents

TOL NEWS - Newspapers
  TOL NEWS/534 - Henry Laurens - Tower Prisoner