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Context of By His Excellency Jonathan Trumbull, Esq; ... A proclamation. : Whereas the General Assembly of this state, at their sessions at Hartford in May last, did enact, that there be forthwith raised within this state, by voluntary inlistment, eighteen hundred and thirty-six able-bodied effective men ... to be held in readiness to ... join and act in conjunction with the Continental Army ... I have therefore thought fit ... to offer ... as an encouragement to each ... that he shall have his poll exempted ... Given under my hand, at Lebanon .. the 20th day of June, A.D. 1782
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