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Washington, George (1732-1799) Proclamation [Trenton proclamation]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00070 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Broadsides Date: 25 January 1777 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Signed in type by Washington. The proclamation allowed residents of Trenton and Central New Jersey to reaffirm their loyalty to the United States, after devastating British campaigns.

People: Washington, George, 1732-1799.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: President, Loyalist, Revolutionary War, Battle, Continental Army

Sub Era: The War for Independence