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1697-05-31, Barring export of grain
May 31, 1697 Broadside issued by Gov. Benjamin Fletcher. Due to a bread shortage in New York City, his proclamation prohibited the export of of
grain, including wheat, corn and coarse meal, as well as bread, from the New York Province until November 1st. The only exception would be to allow
sufficient bread and grain for mariners and passengers leaving the New York port. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the New
York Historical Society Library c. 1), New York State Library (c. 2), and the Massachusetts Historical Society Library (c.3)).
Title:   By His Excellency Collonel Benjamin Fletcher captain general and governour in chief of His Majesties province of New-York, &c. A proclamation : Whereas there is of late great scarcity of bread in the city of New-York amongst the inhabitants thereof ... I do by these presents prohibite the exportation of any wheat in grain throughout the whole province, without limitation of time ... Given at Fort William Henry the 31th day of May ... annoq ; Domini 1697.
OCLC Number:   62817051
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