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1778-10-03, Manifesto and proclamation by the Earl of Carlisle, with Response
October 3, 1778 Manifesto and proclamation by the Earl of Carlisle, Sir Henry Clinton, and William Eden, who served as commissioners appointed by
King George III to negotiate with the United States. Having failed to achieve their goal with the Continental Congress, this broadside also appealed to
the state assemblies, as well as the Congress for consideration of their proposed terms, including pardons for those who reaffirm their allegiance to
Britain. In response, "Americanus," a Virginian, rejected the offer and suggested that Great Britain could end the war by leaving. See LLMC #20987
for a copy of the manifesto, but not the response. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the New York Historical Society
Title:   Manifesto and proclamation : To the members of the Congress, the members of the general assemblies or conventions of the several colonies, plantations, and provinces of New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the three lower counties of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, and all others, free inhabitants of the said colonies, of every rank and denomination / By the Earl of Carlisle, Sir Henry Clinton, and William Eden, Esq ; ... Commissioners to treat, consult, and agree upon the means of quieting the disorders now subsisting in certain of the colonies, plantations, and provinces in North-America.
OCLC Number:   1004395364
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