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In Council of Safety, for the state of New-York, Kingston, August 13, 1777: Whereas many people have taken the benefit of the late act of grace, merely to avoid the punishment of their crimes ... Resolved therefore, that every person, who has heretofore taken the oath of allegiance to this state ... who shall hereafter be convicted of having done any act contrary to the tenor of such oath, shall be deemed guilty of felony, without benefit of clergy
New York (State)
Council of Safety.
Van Cortlandt, Pierre
Shipton & Mooney
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New York (State)United States
Printed by John Holt, printer to the state of New-York.
1 sheet ( p.) ; 17 x 21 cm.
Signed: By order of Council, Pierre Van Cortlandt, president.
N-YHS copy: fabric lining.