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2865B Boston
November 15, 2015 11:00 AMCalender
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Howe, Richard, Viscount (1729-1814) By Richard Viscount Howe of the Kingdom of Ireland, and William Howe, Esq; General of the Kings Co

$7,380$6,000
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2865B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 15, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

Howe, Richard, Viscount (1729-1814) By Richard Viscount Howe of the Kingdom of Ireland, and William Howe, Esq; General of the King's Commissioners for Restoring Peace to His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in North-America. Proclamation.
[New-York] Printed by Macdonald & Cameron in Water-Street, between the Coffee-house and the Old Slip, 30 November 1776.
Typographically printed broadside on laid paper; mounted, damaged along old folds with loss of text, some dark discoloration, 15 1/2 x 13 in.
One of a series of threatening broadsides issued by Howe in July, September, and November of 1776, trying to induce the colonists to come back to the British side. "All persons speedily returning to their just allegiance were promised a free and general pardon, and were invited to accept, not only the blessings of peace, but a secure enjoyment of their liberty and properties, upon the true principles of the Constitution, notwithstanding the said Declarations [...] several bodies of armed men in open contempt of His Majesty's proffered clemency, do still continue their opposition to the establishment of legal government and peace [...] to prolong the unnatural war between Great Britain and her colonies."
Estimate $8,000-10,000


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Keywords

Restoring Peace, Richard Viscount, United Kingdom