[Washington, George] Letters from George Washington to Several of His Friends in June and July, 1776. Philadelphia, 1795. Modern quarter leather, gilt title. p.  9—44. 8vo. Light foxing, minor loss to last leaf at top edge. Howes W137. Evans 28969. Falsely attributed to Washington, these letters were originally forged and published in 1777 by British loyalists, designed to lead readers to believe that Washington had confided to friends that he was discouraged and unsupportive of the American Revolution. The publication of the present edition is attributed to Benjamin Franklin Bache, grandson of Benjamin Franklin.