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Charles Bill & Thomas Newcomb, fl. 1690 By the King and Queen, a proclamation requiring all seamen and mariners to render themselves to their Majesties service.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.535 Author/Creator: Charles Bill & Thomas Newcomb, fl. 1690 Place Written: London, England Type: Broadside Date: 27 February 1690 Pagination: 1p. Order a Copy

All officials are to support this and they are to give over the names of those seamen and mariners who continue to shirk service. Printed in London by Charles Bill and Thomas Newcomb.

William III, King of Great Britain, 1650-1702
Mary II, Queen of Great Britain, 1662-1694

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