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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Article from the North-Carolina Gazette concerning the victory of the Continental Army at Saratoga, New York
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November 08, 1777
Volume 11, Page 799


New Bern, November 8, 1777.

Last night we received a Virginia Paper, containing a Confirmation of the most pleasing and important Account of the Surrender of General Burgoyne, with his whole Army, to Major General Gates. This is a fatal Blow, and must surely check the Pride and Vindictive Spirit of the British Court. Let every Countenance brighten, and every Heart overflow with Joy, at the important Event. It was received here with great Acclamations, the whole Town, with the Gentlemen of the Council and General Assembly, waited on his Excellency the Governor at the Palace, where many Patriotic toasts were drank under the Display of the Continental Flag, and a triple Discharge of Cannon, the Town handsomely illuminated, and the Evening concluded with a festive Joy that testified the Feelings of Americans at an Event that bids fair for their Delivery from Slavery and Persecution.