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1776-01-23, Exhortation to the Mass. Bay colony to hold firm to liberty and virtue
January 23, 1776 Proclamation by the Great and General Court of Massachusetts Bay, which exhorted the citizens of the colony to hold firm to liberty
and virtue. The broadside also contained an order that required the proclamation be read by the court clerks at the opening of courts in the colony,
as well as read to the various assemblies throughout the colony. Of note, the final words were "God Save the People," rather than the traditional
"God save the King." (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the New York Historical Society Library (c.1) and the Massachusetts
Historical Society Library (c.2)).
Title:   By the great and General Court of the colony of Massachusetts-Bay. A proclamation : the frailty of human nature, the wants of individuals, and the numerous dangers which surround them, through the course of life, have in all ages, and in every country, impell'd them to form societies, and establish governments ...
OCLC Number:   62814087
Available Volumes
NameFiche CountOnlinePaper Backup
Vol. 1YesNo
Vol. 1, c.2YesNo