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1695-03-28, Notice of desertion by soldiers in New York
two copies of a March 28, 1685 Broadside issued by Governor Benjamin Fletcher, Governor of New York and Connecticut. This proclamation stated that
any deserters from garrisons in New York, Albany and the Frontiers (and listing those in his company by name) could return to their companies and be
pardoned without any consequences. The original copy was held at the New York State Library. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held
by: the New York Historical Society Library (c. 1); New York State Library (c. 2)).
Title:   By His Excellency Benjamin Fletcher, captain general and governour in chief of the province of New-York, &c. A proclamation : whereas sundry souldiers belonging to the four companies of granadeers in garrison in His Majesties forts in New-York, Albany and the fronteers of this province, have lately deserted and run into the neighboring colonies ... I do hereby ... declare, that in case the said deserters ... shall return unto their respective garrisons within the space of thirty days, now next ensuing, I do freely pardon all such as shall so return / given at His Majesties fort in New-York, the 27th day of February ... 1695,6. Ben. Fletcher.
OCLC Number:   988401416
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