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Warren, Joseph Vote.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07913 Author/Creator: Warren, Joseph Place Written: [Boston] Type: Manuscript document signed Date: [1775 ca.] Pagination: 1 p. 22.3 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Warren, as Committee of Safety Chairman, declares that it has been voted by the Massachusetts Comittee of Safety that imprisoned loyalists are to be received and protected in Boston, its surrounding towns, and in other colonies. Only those loyalists that have "principles inimical to their country" (i.e. intend to fight for the crown) are to remain imprisoned, and they only until they have "recanted their principles." Also, the wives and children of these loyalists are to be treated with respect and "tenderness."

Background Information:

People: Warren, Joseph

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryLoyalistPrisonerPrisoner of WarWomen's HistoryChildren and Family

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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