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George III, King of Great Britain (1738-1820) ...By an Express just arrived... His Britannic Majesty's speech to Parliament

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04954 Author/Creator: George III, King of Great Britain (1738-1820) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Broadside Date: 1779/02/06 Pagination: 1 sheet 25.6 x 21.5 cm Order a Copy

Reprints King George's speech to Parliament reporting French aid to "the leaders of the rebellion" in America. The king asks for the support of Parliament and funding from the House of Commons. Printed from the [London] General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer of 11/27/1778.

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