By His Excellency the Hon. Thomas Gage, Esq; : governor, and commander in chief in and over his Majesty’s province of Massachusetts-Bay, and vice admiral of the same. A proclamation. Whereas the infatuated multitudes ... I do hereby in his Majesty’s name, offer and promise, his most gracious pardon to all persons who shall forthwith lay down their arms ... excepting only ... Samuel Adams and John Hancock ... Given at Boston, this twelfth day of June ... 1775. / By His Excellency’s command, Tho’s Flucker, scr’y. Tho’s Gage. ; God save the king.