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1779-06-03, Pardon for rioters
June 3, 1779 Proclamation of Governor Thomas Chittenden of Vermont, which pardon all those who commuted public offences, crimes, such as riots, mobs,
contempt of authority since January 15, 1777. the only exception was high treason, misprison of treason and other capital offices. (Digitized from
a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts Historical Society Library).
Title:   By His Excellency Thomas Chittenden, esq ; governor ... of Vermont : a proclamation: whereas sundry persons, inhabitants of this state, forgetting that great tie of allegiance that ought to bind every subject in a faithful obedience ... have been traduced to ... open opposition to the authority of this state ... and whereas the supreme authority of this state are ever willing to alleviate the miseries of those ... who transgress laws through mistaken notions ... I ... therefore ... declare ... a full and free pardon of all public offences ... excepting ... high-treason ... and other capital offences ... / Given under my hand and seal in the council-chamber at Windsor, on the 3d day of June 1779 ... ; Tho's Chittenden ...
OCLC Number:   1299245984
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