The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: June 20

WILLIAMSBURG, June 20, 1776.
A PRUSSIAN Gentleman, who is now in this city on his way to the Congress, where he is sent by Dr. Franklin from France, informs us, that on his passage hither he spoke a vessel, the Captain of which informed him that the King of Prussia was actually on his march at the head of 25,000 men to take possession of the Electorate of Hanover.

Virginia Gazette (Dixon) June 20, 1777

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Frederick the Great of Prussia did not attack Hanover, the ancestral home of the British Georges, "the Hanoverians". America kept hoping for Prussian support, but Prussia remained neutral.

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