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Context of By His Excellency Sir Henry Moore, Baronet, captain-general, and governor in chief, in and over the province of New-York ... A proclamation. : Whereas it hath been represented to me, by the magistracy of the city of New-York, that intimations were given to the mayor on Friday, the 11th instant, of a design to perpetrate a riot; and that at a meeting on the next day, at the city-hall, the inhabitants generally concurred in assuring the magistrates, that they would assist them in maintaining the peace of the city ... Given under my hand and seal at arms, at Fort-George, in the city of New-York, the 19th day of November, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight ..
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