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Whereas the lawes published by the Honourable General Court, Lib. 1. Pag. 76 Sect. 3 Do require all townes from time to time to dispose of single persons and inmates within their towns to service, or otherwise. [Massachusetts, 1668] [Positive Ph

At a General Court held at Boston in New England the second day of October 1678. [A proclamaton for a day of fasting and prayer November 21, 1678] [Cambridge, Printed by Samuel Green 1678].

At the second sessions of the General Court held at Boston in New-England. Whereas it hath pleased his most excellent Majesty our gracious king, by his letter bearing date the twenty seventh of April 1678 ... that the oath of allegiance as it is

The General Courts answer to Joseph Dudley esqr. &c. This was pas'd by the whole court. Nemine non confentiente. Gentlemen:- [Refusing their assent to his Commission for governing the Colony and other places therein mentioned]. [Boston: Printed

At the General Court of their Majesties Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New-England, sitting in Boston by adjournment, December 10th, 1690 [An order for the granting forth of printed bills for seven thousand pounds] Cambridge: Printed by Samu

At a General Court for their Majesties Colony of the Massachusetts Bay in New-England, sitting at Boston, upon adjournment, December 22th, 1691 [A proclamation relating to various matters] [Cambridge Printed by Bartholomew Green 1691].

By His Excellency Benjamin Fletcher, Captain General and Governor in Chief of their Majesties Province of New-York, Province of Pennsylvania, County of New-Castle, and the Territories and tracts of land depending theron in America, and vice-admi

By His Excellency Richard Earl of Bellomont Captain General and Governour in Chief of His Majesties Province of New York ... A proclamation Whereas in the moneth of November last past, one Henry Munden, commander of a merchant ship, called The J

By His Excellency Edward Lord Cornbury, His Majesty's Capt. General and Governour in chief of the Province of New York ... A proclamation [Dissolving the General Assembly and that another General Assembly shall be called] Given at New York this

By His Excellency. Edward Lord Cornbury, His Majesty's Capt. General and Governour in chief of the Province of New York ... A proclamation. Whereas it hath pleased Almighty God for our sins, immoralties and prophaneness to visit the city and pro

An ordinance of His Excellency Edward Lord Cornbury, Capt. General and Governour in chief of the Province of New York ... For suspending the proceedings of the High Court of Chancery of the Province of New York. Given at Fort William Henry in Ne

By His Excellency Edward Lord Cornbury, His Majesty's Capt. General and Governour in chief of the Province of New York ... A proclamation. Whereas the Supreme Court of Her Majesties Province of New York ought by the constitution, there of to be

By His Excellency Edward Lord Cornbury, His Majesty's Capt. General and Governour in chief of the Province of New York ... A Proclamation [Calling the General Assembly to meet in the town of Jamaica on Oct. 14th instead of the City of New York o

By His Excellency. Edward Lord Cornbury, Capt, General and Governour in Chief of the Province of New York ... A proclamation. Whereas the inhabitants of this Province, by their immortalities and prophaneness have provoked Almighty God to anger a

By His Excellency Edward Lord Cornbury, His Majesty's Capt. General and Governour in chief of the Province of New York ... A proclamation. Whereas I am credibly informed that Thomas Weaver Esq ... hath by many fraudulent and indirect practices,

By His Excellency Edward Lord Cornbury, His Majesty's Capt. General and Governour in chief of the Province of New York ... A proclamation. Whereas sundry persons within the city of New York have made a common practice of heaping together great q

By His Excellency Joseph Dudley Esq. Captain General and Governor in chief, in and over his province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England a proclamation requiring all persons being in office of authority or government at the of the late Queen

By His Excellency, Joseph Dudley, Esq. Captain General and Governor in Chief, in and over His Majesties Provinces of the Massachusetts-Bay and New-Hampshire in New-England. A proclamation against commerce & trade with the French of Canada, Cape

By the governour, a proclamation Whereas at the General Court holden at New Haven, the thirteenth day of this present month, ... it was agreed and resolved by the following act, that the several laws formerly made for the suppressing and punishi

To His Excellency, William Burnet, Esq; Captain, General and Governour in chief of the Provinces of New-York, New-Jersey and territories depending thereon in America and Vice Admiral of the same, &c. The humble address of the General Assembly of

[De Quelle maniere Tascaluça reçut General]

Travajo personal que en la inspesion de esta corta obra tubo el Ro. Pe. F. Juan Miguel Menchero como Visitador General de la Nueva Mexico y lo dedica a el Exmo. Sr. Dn. Juan Franco. Guemes y Orcasitas Virrei, Gobernador y Capitan General de Nueva Espana para que su ex proteja su major incremento de estas misiones.

Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 867. Philadelphia, July 25, 1745. Monday evening the General Assembly of this Province met, having been called by the Governor; who the next morning sent them the following message ... [Philadelphia: P

Supplement to the Pennsylvania Gazette, No. 867. Philadelphia, July 25, 1745. Monday evening the General Assembly of this Province met, having been called by the Governor; who the next morning sent them the following message ... [Philadelphia: P

An act passed by the great and General Court or Assembly of His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England: Begun and held at Boston upon Wednesday the twenty-eighth day of May 1746. And continued by adjournments to Wednesday the

At a great and General court of Assembly for the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay, begun and held at Boston the 27th day of May 1747, and continued by adjournment and prorogation to the 3d of February following. March 2d 1747 [-48] The followin

By the Honourable Spencer Phips, Esq; Lieutenant-Governour and commander in chief, in and over His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. A proclamation for proroguing the General Assembly [Calling the Assembly to meet the f

Major General James Wolfe, commander in chief of his majesty's forces in the expedition against Quebec / H. Smith Esqr. pinxt. ; C. Spooner fecit.

Sir William Johnson, Major General of the English forces in America / T. Adams, delin.; Spooner, fecit.

By the Honourable His Majesty’s council, of the province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. A proclamation for proroguing the General court … to Tuesday the sixteenth day of said August … Given at Boston the twenty-sixth day of July, 1757

At a General Assembly of the Governor and Company of his Majesty's Colony of Connecticut, holden at New-Haven, on the second Thursday of October, 1758 [Complaint to be made against soldiers who refuse to join troops for present campaign]. [New-H

General Forbes' route on the march against Fort Du Quesne, 1758 : this map is a copy of the original map, "General Forbes' marching jurnal [sic] to the Ohio J. Potts" in the collection of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania /

Plan of the fort and fortress at Crown Point with their environs. With the disposition of the English Army under the command of Genl. Amherst encamp'd there 1759.

A View of the taking of Quebeck by the English forces commanded by Gen. Wolfe, Sep: 13th, 1759

The vanity of human glory. A design for the monument of General Wolfe

Plan of the siege of the Havana surrenderid [sic] Aug. 12, 1762 to the English commanded by the Earl of Albemarle General and Sir George Pococke K.B. Admiral /

Exchange for Sterling. (No.) Newport, Rhode-Island, In pursuance of an Act of the General Assembly of the Colony of Rhode-Island, for value received, at Sixty days sight of this my first per exchange, (Second and Third, of the same tenor and dat

The above plan is a discription of a new township containing the quantity of seven and a half mile of land & water, granted by the General Court to the proprietors of Bakerstown so call'd, lying & being in the county of Cumberland ... Deld. at Falmouth, 4th September 1765.

At a General Assembly of the Governor and company of the Colony of Connecticut, holden at Hartford, on the eighth day of May, A. D. 1766. [Grant of a Brief to Eleazor Wheelock for support of the Indian Charity School.] New-London: Printed by T.

The speech of the Honourable Francis Fauquier, Esquire His Majesty's Lieutenant-governor and commander in chief of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, to the General Assembly to be held at the Capitol in the City of Williamsburg, on Thursday th

Plan of Governor's, Kennedy's, and Brown's Islan[ds] and Red Hook together with part of the Bay and soundings, shewing the position they bear to each other and to New York, September 18th. 1766. By order of His Excellency Major General Gage, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's forces in North America.

A view of the fall of Montmorenci and the attack made by General Wolfe, on the French intrenchments near Beauport, with the Grenadiers of the army, July 31 1759 Vue de la chûte ou Saût de Montmorenci et de l'attaque des retrenchments Francois près de Beauport, par le Général Wolfe avec le Grenadiers de l'armée le 31 Juillet 1759 / / drawn on the spot by Capt. Hervey Smyth ; engraved by Wm. Elliot.

A view of Miramichi, a French settlement in the Gulf of St. Laurence, destroyed by Brigadier Murray detached by General Wolfe for that purpose, from the Bay of Gaspe Vue de Miramichi establissement Francois dans le Golfe de St. Laurent, détruit par le Brigadier Murray, détaché a cet effet de la Baye de Gaspé, par le Général Wolfe / / drawn on the spot by Capt. Hervey Smyth ; etch'd by Paul Sandby ; retouched by P. Benazech.

Cohos. The wilderness shall blossom as the rose. To his excellency John Wentworth, Esq. Captain General, Governor, and Commander in chief, in and over His Majesty's province of New Hampshire on his grant of a very generous charter, of incorporat

To his Excellency the Right Honourable Norborne Baron de Botetourt, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia and Vice Admiral of the same, The humble address of the House of Burgesses .... To which his

To the Honorable the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut, convened at New-Haven, the Second Thursday of October A. D. 1769. The memorial of Abel Buell of Killingworth humbly sheweth ... has discover'd the art of letter-founding and as

The speech of His Excellency the Right Honourable Norborne Baron de Botetourt, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia and Vice Admiral of the same, to the General Assembly, conwened at the Capitol, o

Le General Arnold un des chefs de l'armée Anglo-Americaine.

I George Brooke, treasurer of Virginia, hereby certify, that of the County of hath paid into the loan offic of this Commonwealth dollars, to be applied to his credit in account with a British subject, according to an act of General Assembly pass

Massachusetts-Bay. By the Governor, A proclamation for proroguing the General court … to Wednesday the nineteenth day of February next … Given at Boston the twenty-eighth day of December 1771 … Boston: Printed by Richard Draper, Printer to His E

A general & particular plan of the island of Castle William near Boston, shewing the works in their original & present state, together with sections thro' the same. Carried on and survey'd under the direction of and by John Montrésor, Esqr., engineer extraordinary & Capt. Lieut. by order of the Honble: Thomas Gage, Esqr., Lieutenant General and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's forces in North America.

A letter to the majority of the General Assembly of Liliput. Before you, gentlemen, were called to a share in the Legislation, the House of Assembly was considered as the grand paladium of the people of liberty ... [Signed] A freeholder of Lilip

The speech of His Excellency Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor general of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same, to the General Assembly, convened at the Capitol, on Monday t

To the public [2 line quotation from Addison] The present General Assembly of this Colony in their first session, passed a resolution disqaulifying the judges of the Supreme Court from sitting in General Assembly ... [Signed] Brutus. New-York. J

[Number III.] A letter to the majority of the General Assembly of Liliput. Gentlemen. Though a free people may for while submit to the influence of their rulers, yet there is a time when they will awake from their lethgary, when the spirit of pa

[Number II.] A letter to the majority of the General Assembly of Liliput. Gentlemen. You may possibly expect that the subject of my last should be continued in this letter ... [Signed] A Freeholder of Liliput. New York: Printed by John Holt, 177

Nominated for election in May, 1774. The gentlemen nominated, by the votes of the Freemen, to stand for election in May next, as sent in to the General Assembly, holden at New-Haven, on the second Thursday of October, A. D. 1773, are as follow .

At a General Assembly of the Governor and company, of the English Colony of Connecticut, in New-England, in America, holden at New-Haven, in said colony, on the second Thursday of October, A. D. 1773. Resolved, by this Assembly, that the select-

The speech of His Excellency the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same to the General Assembly convened at the Capitol, on Thursd

To His Excellency the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same: The humble address of the House of Burgesses. [Regarding paper curre

To his Excellency the Right Hon. John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same: The humble address of the Council. [Williamsburg, 1774]. [Negative Photost

The following is a copy of a letter, said to be wrote by Gen. Brattle, to the commander in chief, viz. Cambridge, August 29, 1774. Mr. Brattle presents his duty to his Excellency Gov. Gage, he apprehends it his duty to acquaint his Excellency fr

To his Excellency the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same. The humble address of the House of Burgesses ... To which his Excell

To the publick. New-York, October 5, 1774. By Mr. Rivere, who left Boston on Friday last, and arrived here last night, in his way to the General Congress, we have certain intelligence that the carpenters and masons who had inadvertently undertak

Mayjor General Amherst

The speech of His Excellency, the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same, to the General Assembly, convened at the Capitol, on Thu

The following is the account of the number of inhabitants in the Colony, of Rhode-Island, taken between the 4th of May and the 14th of June, 1774, and ordered to be printed by the Hon. General Assembly, among their public acts and orders. Newpor

To John Cruger, James Jauncey, James Delancey, and Jacob Walton, Esqrs; The representatives in General Assembly, for the City and County of New-York. Gentlemen: The author of this letter bespeaks a moment of your attention ... [Signed] Aristides

Committee Chamber, December 6, 1774. [Resolves in regard to the 10th article of the Association of the General Congress, requiring the opening of all package of goods imported after December 1st, 1774] [Philadelphia, 1774].

Notification. All persons who are desirous of leaving the Town of Boston, are hereby called upon to give in their names to the Town-Major forthwith. By order of his Excellency the General. James Urquhart, Town-Major. Boston, 24th of July, 1775.

By his Excellency the Right Hon. John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice admiral of the same: A proclamation. Virginia, to wit. Whereas I have been informed that a cert

To the public. Having already signed the association, recommended by the General Committee of New-York, voluntarily and freely; --- for the further satisfaction of the respectable public, I hereby declare, That is my unalterable resolution rigid

Exact plan of General Gage's lines on Boston Neck in America.

To the inhabitants of New York, and all the British Colonies, New-York, 20th April 1775. The following very interesting accounts were yesterday received by the Snow Gen Johnson Capt. Dean, in 31 days from England ... [New York 1775].

Major Genl. Howe's encampment on Bunkers Hill at Charles T., June 1775.

In council, December 1, 1775. Whereas it is of the utmost importance to the inhabitants of this Colony, as well as the American army, that the fortifications at Cambridge and Roxbury be effectually defended and his Excellency General Washington

Watertown, November 18, 1775. You have hereunder, copies of two resolves, one passed by the American congress, and the other by our General court, relative to collecting the proper evidences of the depredations made by the ministerial army and n

An express just arrived from General Washington. Camp at Cambridge. Oct. 24, 1775. Sir. The inclosed information being of the highest importance, I thought it proper to transmit it to you with all dispatch. I am Sir Your obedient servant George

A plan of the bay and harbor of Boston, surveyed agreeably to the orders and instructions of the Right Honorable the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, to Samuel Holland, Esqr., His Majesty's Surveyor General of Lands for the Northern District of North America,

To his Excellency the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, hi Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same: The humble address of the Council ... To which his Excellency was ple

Committee Chamber, New-York, April 29, 1775. Extract of the proceedings of the General Committee of observation. Resolved unanimously, That in the opinion of this Commitee, no violence or molestation should be offered to the troops now quartered

By his Excellency the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same. A proclamation. Virginia, to wit. Whereas his Majesty did, at the re

New-York, June 21, 1775. The General Committee for the City and County of New-York, having received intelligence that Andrew Tavener, master of the ship Sally arrived ... Newfoundland ... [Theophylact Bache makes sworn affidavit that its destina

Watertown, August 14, 1775. This day the following resolve pass’d the General Court or Assembly of the Colony of Massachusetts-Bay in Council. August 13, 1775. Whereas it is made evident to this Court, that many non-commissioned officers and sol

By his Excellency the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, his Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same. A proclamation. Virginia to wit. Whereas certain persons, stiling th

At a general assembly of the Governor and company of the Colony of Connecticut, holden at Hartford, (by special order of the Governor of said Colony) on the 26th day of April, Annoque Domini 1775. Whereas the General Assembly of this Colony have

The following persons were mentioned in the Committee of Observation, as proper to be elected for a General Committee for the City and County of New-York, in the present alarming exigency [100 names] The following are the names of persons mentio

Plan of the peninsula of Charles Town shewing the three posts that His Majesty's troops have kept and fortified with buildings therein for guard rooms, Boston, 3th. [sic] Decr. 1775. To His Excellency Major General Howe, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's forces, &c.

A plan of the action at Bunkers-Hill, on the 17th. of June, 1775, between His Majesty's troops under the command of Major General Howe, and the rebel forces,

Committee-Chamber, New-York, April 26, 1775 [Presents forty-three names] Ordered, That it be recommended to the different Counties, to choose deputies, to meet deputies from all the Counties in the Province, in General Congress in this City, on

An intercepted original letter from General Washington to his Lady, in the year 1776. To Mrs. Washington, &c. My dearest life and love. June 24, 1776.

In Congress, November 23, 1776. Resolved that a committee of five to be appointed, with full powers to devise and execute measures for effectually reinforcing General Washington, and obstructing the progress of General Howe's army, and that they

John Allison and John Lee to Virginia General Assembly, May 1776, Petition by Marines to Join Virginia Land Troops

A plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island & east New Jersey, with a particular description of the engagement on the woody heights of Long Island, between Flatbush and Brooklyn, on the 27th of August 1776 between His Majesty's forces commanded by General Howe and the Americans under Major General Putnam, with the subsequent disposition of both armies.

By His Excellency William Howe, Major General. &c. &c. &c. As linnen and woolen goods are articles much wanted by the rebels, and would aid and assist them in their rebellion, the commander in chief expects that all good subjects will use their

A map of the north west parts of America, with the utmost respect, inscrib'd to His Excellency, Sir Guy Carleton, Knight of the Bath: Captain General and Governor of the province of Quebec: General and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's forces in the said province, and frontiers thereof. &c. &c. &c.,

General Howe, Esqr. of the Conecticut [i.e., Connecticut] and comander [sic] Army in America / I.M. Probst sc ; Ioh. Mich: Probst exc: AV.

In Congress, November 23, 1776. Resolved that a committee of five to be appointed, with full powers to devise and execute measures for effectually reinforcing General Washington, and obstructing the progress of General Howe's army, and that they

To the freemen and freeholders of New York. Gentlemen. As the time of election for representatives, to serve in the General Assembly, is near at hand I beg leave to propose the following gentlemen for your approbation, viz. Thomas Smith, John Sc

An act and law, made and passed by the General Court or Assembly of the Governor and company of the State of Connecticut, in America, holden at New-Haven, on the second Thursday of October Anno Domini 1776. An act to compel the furnishing necess