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By His Excellency George Clinton, Esquire, governor of the state of New-York, &c. &c. &c. To [blank] greeting.
By His Excellency Jonathan Trumbull, Esquire, governor and commander in chief in and over the state of Connecticut. A proclamation.
In Council. Philadelphia, July 31, 1777.
At a General Assembly of the governor and Company of the state of Connecticut, holden at Hartford, by special order of His Excellency the governor, on the 13th day, of August A.D. 1777.
To all adherents to the British government and followers of the British Army commonly called Tories, who are at present within the city and county of New-York.
civil authority and select-men of the town of Groton.
proclamation. By His Excellency the Honorable William Howe.
In Council. Philadelphia, 28th July, 1777.
We the subscribers do hereby solemnly engage and inlist [our]selves, as soldiers, in the batallions of the State of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, in the service of the United States of America.