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By His Excellency the Right Honourable John Earl of Dunmore, His Majesty's Lieutenant and Governour-General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice-Admiral of the Same: A Proclamation: As I Have Ever Entertained Hopes That an Accommodation Might Have Taken Place Between Great Britain and This Colony ... I Do, in Virtue of the Power and Authority to Me Given, by His Majesty, Determine to Execute Martial Law ... Given Under My Hand, on Board the Ship William, Off Norfolk, the 7th Day of November, in the 16th Year of His Majesty's Reign

Virginia. Governor (1771-1775 : Dunmore); Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of
Format
Book; Broadside
Published
[Williamsburg, Va. : s.n., 1775]
Language
English
Uniform Title
Proclamations. 1775-11-07
Description
1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 31 x 19 cm (half-sheet)
Notes
  • 1 broadside.
  • Dunmore's Proclamation, also known as Dunmore's "Emancipation Proclamation. Signed on November 7, 1775, ratified on November 14, 1775.
  • Second printing.
  • First printing was mistakenly ascribed to the press of John H. Holt & Co. by Evans. Dunmore seized the Holt press on Sept. 30, 1775. This broadside was presumably printed by Dunmore's printers (probably Alexander Cameron and Donald McDonald, who had been employed by Robert Gilmour, owner of Holt's press) onboard the HMS Otter. This second printing probably was printed in Williamsburg. Cf. UVa Library copy: "Dunmore, John, Earl of. Copy of his Proclamation of Nov. 7, 1775, as reprinted by [at the request of?] Patrick Henry [1736-1799]" pencilled on broadside folder in an unidentified hand.
  • Printed area measures: 23.7 x 15.1 cm.
  • Text identical to ESTC W19112 and Evans 14592. ESTC W19112 is presumably for the first printing (printed with larger fonts), although the Evans digital image attached to this record mistakenly shows that of the second printing.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Encapsulated in mylar; housed in buff colored folder and a brown cloth covered four-flap enclosure and a matching quarter leather slipcase. Housed together with the first printing of this broadside (A 1775 .V55). Tracy W. McGregor Library, American History Collection. This copy recataloged through a generous grant from the McGregor Fund.
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