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George III, King of Great Britain (1738-1820) [Announcing the armistice between the United States and Great Britain]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01731 Author/Creator: George III, King of Great Britain (1738-1820) Place Written: London, England Type: Broadside Date: 14 February 1783 Pagination: 1 p. ; 48.2 x 33.9 cm

Summary of Content: Announcing the armistice between the United States and Great Britain. Printed by Charles Eyre & William Strahan. Full title: "A Proclamation, declaring cessation of arms, as well by sea as Land, agreed upon between his magesty, the most christian king, the king of Spain, the states general of the United Provinces, and the United States of America, and enjoying the observance thereof."

Background Information:

People: George III, King of the United Kingdom, 1738-1820

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: TreatyRevolutionary WarDiplomacyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary History

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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