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By His Excellency William Livingston, Esquire ... proclamation: Whereas some of the justices of the peace of this state have been too remiss in discharging the duty required of them ... I have therefore thought fit ... to issue this proclamation, hereby strictly charging and commanding all justices of the peace within the same, to carry the said act into execution so far as to them it doth appertain. ... Given under my hand, and seal at arms at Maddonfield, the fifth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven
Governor (1776-1790 : Livingston).
Humphrey, C.H. New Jersey,
American loyalistsJustices of the peaceHistoryDestruction and pillageConfiscations and contributions
Printed by Isaac Collins
1 sheet ( p.) ;39 x 26 cm.
Charging all justices of the peace to carry out the prescribed punishments against British sympathizers and charging the commanding officers of the New Jersey Militia to from "depredation and violence" and prevent the plundering of civilians.
Signed: By His Excellency's command, Cha. Pettit, secretary. Wil. Livingston. God save the people.
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