Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April 26, 1782: News of Minorca

BOSTON, April 26.
   Last Saturday the Ship Commerce, Capt. West arrived safe in post, in 39 days from Cadiz, by whom we learn, That fort St. Philip, on the island of Minorca, had surrendered to the Spaniards.  'Tis said the garrison are prisoners of war.  The whole of Minorca is now in possession of the Spaniards.

Connecticut Courant (Hartford), 30 April 1782
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