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Clinton, George (1739-1812) Proclamation

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02893 Author/Creator: Clinton, George (1739-1812) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Document signed Date: 8 September 1787 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Signed as Governor of New York State offering a reward of $1000 for the capture of arsonists in New York City. Includes official seal.

People: Clinton, George, 1739-1812.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Finance, Government and Civics, Crime, Criminals and Outlaws, Disaster, Firefighting, Vice President

Sub Era: Creating a New Government