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Howe, William (1729-1814) A Proclamation: [appeal to Loyalists for amnesty and support]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00179 Author/Creator: Howe, William (1729-1814) Place Written: Long Island, New York Type: Broadside Date: 23 August 1776 Pagination: 1 broadside ; 27 x 19 cm

Summary of Content: With manuscript notes and calculations on verso

Background Information:

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

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLoyalistAmnesty

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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