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1696-04-21, Requesting men to enlist
Two copies of an April 21, 1696 Broadside which sought to induce men to join the military by providing an incentive of three pounds upon enlisting
for a year's service, and four pence per day paid above their provisions. Gov. Benjamin Fletcher proclamation served to enlarge the military numbers,
which were reduced by death, sickness and desertion. (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 Coll. Benjamin Fletcher, captain general and governour in chief of His Majesties province of New-York, &c. A proclamation : Whereas His Majesties companies garisoned in this province are very much weakened by death, sickness and desertion, which renders the fronteers in some danger ... Given under my hand at His Majesties fort in New-York, the one and twentieth day of April ... annoq ; Domini 1696.
OCLC Number:   62817029
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