Proclamation of Rebellion

August 2017
Proclamation of Rebellion;8/1/2017, p1
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The article presents the text of the August 23, 1775, Proclamation of Rebellion from the British monarch to the Colonies and Plantations in North America. The king of England was advised by the Privy Council to suppress rebellion and sedition in the colonies by using civil and military force. The document states that traitors and their allies will be brought to justice for their parts in the conspiracies against Great Britain. There is also an appeal to colonists who might still be loyal to the crown.


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