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1731-04-15, Relief from Spanish privateering
April 4, 1731 Broadside issued by Gov. Jonathan Belcher of the Massachusetts Bay Province. The proclamation delineated the process for shipowners to
receive compensation for any losses from plundering by pirates (mostly Spanish) of their ships while in the West Indies. (Digitized from a microfilm
copies of title originally held by the New York Historical Society Library c. 1), the Massachusetts Historical Society Library (c.2), and the
American Antiquarian Society Library in Worcester, Massachusetts (c.3)).
Title:   By His Excellency Jonathan Belcher, Esq ; ... A proclamation : Whereas His Majesty hath received repeated complaints, that the trade of his subjects in the West-Indies, and else-where, suffers much damage and molestation from piratical vessels ... Given at the Council chamber in Boston, the sixth day of April, 1731...
OCLC Number:   62814467
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