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George II, King of Great Britain (1683-1760) Various legislative Acts of King George II

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.05297 Author/Creator: George II, King of Great Britain (1683-1760) Place Written: [England] Type: Document Date: 1755/05/03 Pagination: 15 p. [53-67] 38.0 x 24.5

Summary of Content: The document contains five different Acts that address the issues of French encroachment in the colonies, impressing laborers to build fortifications in the colonies, and the infiltration of infectious distempers into the colonies.

People: George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: LegislationGovernment and CivicsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLawLaborFranceCanadaImpressmentFortificationHealth and MedicalBuilding ConstructionDisease

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