TITLE

Lord Dunmore's proclamation freeing the slaves

PUB. DATE
August 2017
SOURCE
Lord Dunmore's Proclamation Freeing the Slaves;8/1/2017, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Primary Source Document
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents the text of the proclamation of Virginia's royal governor freeing the slaves of the Virginia colonists on November 7, 1775. His hope for British and American accommodation; Execution of martial law in the colony; Allowance of slaves to bear arms against colonists rebelling against Great Britain.
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21212794

 

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