1797.018: Late Foreign News (December 1797).
Full Title: The Virginia Argus Extra. … A free press maintains the sovereignty of the people … Richmond, (Virg.) ―Printed … by Samuel Pleasants, Jun. … Saturday, December 23, 1797 … Norfolk, December 18. Late foreign news … overthrow of the Dutch fleet, by the British …
Author: Virginia Argus (newspaper).
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: Samuel Pleasants
Description: 1 sheet; 59 cm. x 30 cm. (broadside).
Additional sheet for the December 22, 1797, edition of the Argus, then published twice-weekly (Tuesday/Friday) by Samuel Pleasants; this extra carried an account of the British victory in the Battle of Camperdown (Zeeslag bij Kamperduin) of October 11, 1797 – the largest and most decisive naval action fought by the British navy to that date, ending Dutch naval support for the French forces then engaged against Great Britain and her allies.
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