Philadelphia: December 29, 1792. The latest updates on the French Revolution in an early American newspaper. The National Gazette was a Democratic Republican partisan newspaper that was first published on October 31, 1791. Its editor was the poet and printer Philip Freneau; the last issue was published October 23, 1793.
The Gazette made biting commentary against George Washington's administration; Washington referred to the editor as "that Rascal Freneau." Detailed military reports here are mainly made by French generals, Custine and Biron; others made by Minister of War Lebrun, and Generals Dumourier, Anselm and Bournonville.
The reports mainly concern the Austrian attacks on the French city of Lisle; the French attack on the Austrians at Spires; dispatches concerning the capture of Nice and Montalban; conquest of Worms; and the Prussian king's retreat to Berlin.
This issue (Vol II, No. 18) includes reports from French newspapers delivered by the ship 'Nestor', up to the 12th of October, 1792. The reports comprise the entire first page, most of the second page, and most of the last page, a total of 12 columns of 13", or 156 column inches. With the subscriber's name, "Mr. Hatcher, High 235" period ink, at the top right corner. Disbound. Folio, contemporary folds, short split at lower portion of fold, not affecting text. OCLC: 12128027. Very good condition. Item #23517