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Clinton, Henry, Sir (1738?-1795) Manifesto and proclamation to the members of the Congress

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01032 Author/Creator: Clinton, Henry, Sir (1738?-1795) Place Written: New York Type: Broadsides Date: 3 October 1778 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Double-column format. Issued by the British Peace Commissioners Lord Carlisle, Sir Henry Clinton and William Eden after the failure of their peace initiative. Offered a general amnesty and pardon with internal self-government and the repeal of Parliamentary taxation. Bibliographic reference: Evans 15832.

People: Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Amnesty, Pardon, Taxes or Taxation, Military History, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Revolutionary War, Loyalist, Continental Congress, Congress, Government and Civics

Sub Era: The War for Independence The 13 Colonies