By His Excellency William Shirley, Esq; ... A proclamation. [electronic resource] : Whereas the Honourable Peter Warren, Esq; commander in chief of his majesty's ships of war in the expedition against Cape-Breton, hath informed me that he has taken a French man of war called the Vigilant ... which he intends to put into commission and fit and man for his majesty's service ... Given at the Council-chamber in Boston, the fourth day of June, 1745. ...

Massachusetts. Governor (1741-1757 : Shirley) [Browse]
Boston: : Printed by J. Draper, printer to his excellency the governour and Council., [1745]
1 sheet ([1] p.) : coat of arms.


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Early American imprints. First series ; no. 40367. [More in this series]
  • Signed: By his excellency's command, W. Shirley. J. Willard, secr.
  • Stating also that the General Court "have in their present session voted, that the sum of three pounds, in bills of the new emission, be paid to every able-bodied man that shall voluntarily enlist in his majesty's service for manning the said ship." This statement was not included in the similar proclamation dated May 31, 1745; cf. Bristol B1289.
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  • Bristol B1290
  • Shipton & Mooney 40367
  • Ford, W.C. Broadsides, 821
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