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Act concerning high treason & piracy in America...

Item # 668590

December 18, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 18, 1779 

* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century
* From The Enemy

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 1/2 by 12 inches, some wear at the blank spine, rejoined at the spine, period writing at the top and an archival mend inside.

Category: British