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1695-06-06, Defense against French privateers and impressment
Two copies of a June 6, 1695 Broadside issued by Gov. Benjamin Fletcher. The proclamation indicated that the governor had ordered The Richmond to
cruise waters to protect against French privateers; thus, merchants, mariners and others could safely pursue their employment. Of note, the original
was held at the New York State Library. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the New York Historical Society Library c. 1); New
York State Library (c. 2)).
Title:   By His Excellency Benjamin Fletcher, captain general and governour in chief of the province of New-York ... A proclamation : Whereas I am informed that there are French privateers coming upon this coast, I have ordered His Majesty's ship, the Richmond, to cruise, for the defence of this province. ... Dated the sixth day of June ... annoq ; Domini 1695.
OCLC Number:   62817036
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