Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation, 1775

A primary source by John Murray, Lord Dunmore
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John Murray, Lord Dunmore
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On November 7, 1775, John Murray, Lord Dunmore, the royal governor of Virginia, issued a proclamation that established martial law and offered freedom to slaves who would leave patriotic owners and join the British army.

In April 1775, John Murray, the Earl of Dunmore and Virginia’s royal governor, threatened to free slaves and reduce the capital, Williamsburg, to ashes if the colonists rebelled against British authority. In the months that followed, Dunmore’s position became increasingly desperate. His troop strength fell to just 300 men and, on June 8, fearful of being attacked, he abandoned the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg for the safety of a British ship.

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Dunmore’s Proclamation, printed in the Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertise
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Franklin Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor Policy, 1936

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Address at Chautauqua, NY, August 14, 1936. (GLC04599)On August 14, 1936, President Franklin D.

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Reflections on The Great Depression and the New Deal

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I want to tell you about an experience we had in Philadelphia when our private funds were exhausted and before public funds become available. . . .

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