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Howe, William (1729-1814) Proclamation re: protection of property

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00178 Author/Creator: Howe, William (1729-1814) Place Written: New York Type: Broadside Date: 18 March 1777 Pagination: 1 broadside ; 31 x 19 cm

Summary of Content: British broadside meant to encourage renewed allegiance to the crown in New York and New Jersey.

Background Information:

People: Howe, William Howe, Viscount, 1729-1814

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary LawLoyalist

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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