Proclamations and Orders in Council, 1630-1815.

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Great Britain. Privy Council. Proclamations and Orders in Council, 1630-1815.

Proclamations and Orders in Council, 1630-1815.

Clarence Saunders Brigham (1877-1963) was appointed, by a committee to arrange for a new volume of the American Antiquarian Society's Transactions, to edit a volume of British Royal Proclamations relating to America. He spent the summer of 1908 in England copying proclamations and orders in council for the period 1603 to 1815 from English archives. One hundred and one of those proclamations were published as _British Royal Proclamations Relating to America 1603-1783_, Vol. 12 of _Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, 1911). The remainder make up this two volume manuscript collection.

2 boxes ; octavo.

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