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Revolutionary Era broadsides, 1775-1783
United States. Continental CongressHancock, John, 1737-1793
In Congress, Wednesday, April 3, 1776. : Instructions to the commanders of private ships or vessels of war, which shall have commissions or letters of marque and reprisal, authorising them to make captures of British vessels and cargoes.
1 sheet ( p.) ; 35 x 23 cm
Signed: by order of Congress, [John Hancock] president. Bristol B4254 supplies Watertown, Mass. as the place of publication. Actually, Bristol is describing this Philadelphia edition with ms. annotations for vessels of Massachusetts. The third and fourth lines end: war; make. In other editions the third and fourth lines end: vessels, them; shall, vessels; vessels, reprisal. New-York Historical copy signed in manuscript. References: Bristol B4398; Bristol B4254; Shipton & Mooney 43190; Shipton & Mooney 43069; Ford, W.C. Broadsides, 1987.
Broadsides -- SY1776 no.9b
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Naval operationsUnited States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Prizes, etc.
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