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1770-12-22, Rights of the author of Betrayed inhabitants of N.Y.
December 22, 1770 broadside authored by Alexander McDougall who had anonymously criticized the Province of New York assembly of 1769 when it agreed
to approve appropriations for the quartering of British troops under the Quartering Act (after the 1767 and 1768 assemblies refused). See LLMC #20776
for the document. After a reward and much legal pressure occurred, McDougall was identified and he was charged with libel by the Assembly. This
broadside delineated the subsequent actions by the Assembly and author. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the New York
Historical Society Library).
Title:   To the freeholders and freemen of the city and colony of New-York : Gentlemen, You may remember, that shortly after the paper, signed, a son of liberty, directed, "To the betrayed inhabitants of the city and colony of New York" made its appearance, the General Assembly addressed the Lieutenant Governor, to issue his proclamation of a reward of one hundred pounds to any person or persons who should discover the author or authors ...
OCLC Number:   62815503
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