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1703-11-04, Against naval deserters and those who aid them
November 4, 1703 Broadside from New York Gov. Edward Hyde, Viscount Cornbury, which delineated the bounty for deserted soldiers and seamen who were
brought to the government. The governor also warned of penalties for those that harbored these deserters. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title
originally held by the New York Historical Society Library).
Title:   By His Excellency Edward Viscount Cornbury, Her Majesty's capt. general and governour in chief of the province of New-York ... A proclamation : Whereas I am informed that sundry persons in this province, ill affected to Her Majesties service, have, by harbouring, concealing and conveying away divers, as well of Her Majesties standing land forces, as from the ships of war attending upon this province, by which others are greatly encouraged to desert Her Majesties service now in time of actual war. ... Given at Fort Anne in New-York this fourth day of November, anno Dom. 1703 ...
OCLC Number:   62817082
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