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Great Britain. Acts. An Act for encouraging the people...to settle...in America

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05210 Author/Creator: Great Britain. Acts. Place Written: London Type: Pamphlet Date: 1749 Pagination: 2 items 31.6 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: An act of Parliament encouraging the people called "United Brethren," or Moravians, to settle in the British colonies in America. Two copies, both printed by Thomas Baskett. Paginated 635-641 + unpaginated title page. Second copy contains miscellaneous calculations on first page.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Immigration and MigrationReligionGlobal History and CivicsForeign Affairs

Sub Era: Early Settlements

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