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Claypoole, David C. (ca. 1757-1849) Pennsylvania packet. [Vol. 41, no. 855 (May 7, 1782)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08715.03 Author/Creator: Claypoole, David C. (ca. 1757-1849) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Newspaper Date: 7 March 1782 Pagination: 4 p.

Summary of Content: Proclamation by George Washington issuing a full pardon to all deserters who return to their corps by 1 June 1782, and warning those who do not return of punishment. Proclamation dated 8 February 1782 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Article titled "Common Sense, To the People of America. On the Expenses, Arrangements and Disbursements for carrying on the War, and finishing it with Honour and Advantage." Reports on debates in British Parliament. Advertisements for various sales.

Background Information: 3

People: Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentsRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryDesertionContinental ArmyLawGovernment and CivicsTaxes or TaxationGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsTravelFinance

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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