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Act concerning high treason & piracy in America...



Item # 663449

December 18, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 18, 1779  The ftpg. has a report of several Acts of Parliament receiving the Royal Assent by the King, one to: "...empower His Majesty to secure & detain persons charged with, or suspected of, the crime of High Treason committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the crime of Piracy."
The balance of the issue is mostly taken up with incredible detail on the Battle of St. Fernando de Omoa between the English and Spain, instigated after Spain entered the Revolutionary War on the side of America.
Eight pages, 7 3/4 by 12 inches, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 311 (released for October, 2021)...

Category: British