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Bowdoin, James (1726-1790) A Proclamation: [amnesty offer to Shays's rebels]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00518 Author/Creator: Bowdoin, James (1726-1790) Place Written: Boston Type: Broadside Date: 17 February 1787 Pagination: 1 p. : broadside ; 40.4 x 32.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Offers pardons to Massachusetts citizens who participated in Shay's Rebellion (1786-1787). Document includes a printed seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Printed by Adams and Nourse. Noted in Ford no. 2474.

Background Information:

People: Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsRebellionAmnestyFinanceMobs and RiotsEconomicsLawShays' Rebellion

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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