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1740-05-13, Enlistment request in the war against Spain
May 13, 1740 Broadside issued by Gov. J. Talcott of Connecticut to recruit citizens to enlist in the British Navy during a war against Spain. The
proclamation gave incentives to volunteers. The second page was a handwritten note. Historically, the War of Jenkins' Ear (known as Guerra del Asiento
in Spain) was a conflict between Britain and Spain that lasted from 1739 to 1748. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the
New York Historical Society Library).
Title:   By the Honourable Joseph Talcott Esq ; governour of His Majesty's colony of Connecticut in New-England in America. A proclamation : His Majesty having thought fit to declare war against Spain ... Given under my hand in the Council chamber at Hartford, this thirteenth day of May ... 1740.
OCLC Number:   62808321
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