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1696-05-11, Bounty for killing the enemy from Canada
Two copies of a May 11, 1696 Broadside that provided a six pound bounty for killing Canadian enemies within certain geographical areas. Gov.
Benjamin Fletcher proclaimed that the bounty would be given to both Christians and Indians. (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 excellancy Coll. Benjamin Fletcher, captain general and governour in chief ... of New-York, &c. A proclamation : Forasmuch as sundry of His Majesties subjects upon the fronteers have been ... destroyed by a ... cruel ... enemy from Canada ... I ... therefore ... declare, that any person ... Christian or Indian, that ... shall kill ... any such enemy within three English miles of any of His Majesties garrisons ... or any settled farm ... shall have six pounds reward ... Given under my hand at His Majesties fort in New-York, the eleaventh day of May ... annoq; domini 1696 / Ben. Fletcher.
OCLC Number:   989782387
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