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“Burgoyne’s Defeat” at London

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. December 9. –A correspondent in London writing under this date, says: –“The account of General Burgoyne’s treaty with Mr. Gates, arriving when the two Houses of Parliament were sitting, and in the warmth of high debate, the friends of…

Annotations on the King’s Speech

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 11.—A writer in the New Jersey Gazette of this date, gives the following annotations upon “his most gracious Majesty of most gracious Great Britain’s most gracious speech:”1 “It is a great satisfaction to me that I can have…

The Royal Proclamation of 1763

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Preamble WHEREAS we have taken into Our Royal Consideration the extensive and valuable Acquisitions in America, secured to our Crown by the late Definitive Treaty of Peace, concluded at Paris the 10th Day of February last; and being desirous that all Our loving Subjects, as well of our Kingdom as of our Colonies in America,…