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A proclamation. By His Excellency the Honorable William Howe: general and commander in chief of all His Majesty's forces ... Whereas it is represented, that many of the loyal inhabitants of this island have been compelled by the leaders in rebellion, to take up arms against His Majesty's government: notice is hereby given to all persons so forced into rebellion, that on delivering themselves up at the head quarters of the army, they will be received as faithful subjects ... given under my hand, at head quarters on Long Island, this 23rd day of August, 1776. William Howe
Great BritainArmy.Howe, William Howe1729-1814
Long Island, Battle of, New York, N.Y., 1776American loyalistsHistoryColoniesAdministration
New York (State)Long IslandLong Island (N.Y.)Great BritainAmerica
1 sheet ( p.) ; 27 x 22 cm.
Howe did not invade Long Island until Aug. 27.