86
86
[French and Indian War]
BY HIS EXCELLENCY FRANCIS BERNARD, ESQ; CAPTAIN-GENERAL AND GOVERNOR IN CHIEF, IN AND OVER HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND...A PROCLAMATION. WHEREAS THE GENERAL COURT...HATH PROVIDED FOR THE IMMEDIATE RAISING TWO THOUSAND MEN...TO BE PUT UNDER THE SUPREME COMMAND OF SIR JEFFRY AMHERST...TO INVITE HIS MAJESTY'S GOOD SUBJECTS TO INLIST IN SUCH SERVICE... BOSTON: JOHN DRAPER, 1762
Estimate
5,0007,000
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86
[French and Indian War]
BY HIS EXCELLENCY FRANCIS BERNARD, ESQ; CAPTAIN-GENERAL AND GOVERNOR IN CHIEF, IN AND OVER HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND...A PROCLAMATION. WHEREAS THE GENERAL COURT...HATH PROVIDED FOR THE IMMEDIATE RAISING TWO THOUSAND MEN...TO BE PUT UNDER THE SUPREME COMMAND OF SIR JEFFRY AMHERST...TO INVITE HIS MAJESTY'S GOOD SUBJECTS TO INLIST IN SUCH SERVICE... BOSTON: JOHN DRAPER, 1762
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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[French and Indian War]
BY HIS EXCELLENCY FRANCIS BERNARD, ESQ; CAPTAIN-GENERAL AND GOVERNOR IN CHIEF, IN AND OVER HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND...A PROCLAMATION. WHEREAS THE GENERAL COURT...HATH PROVIDED FOR THE IMMEDIATE RAISING TWO THOUSAND MEN...TO BE PUT UNDER THE SUPREME COMMAND OF SIR JEFFRY AMHERST...TO INVITE HIS MAJESTY'S GOOD SUBJECTS TO INLIST IN SUCH SERVICE... BOSTON: JOHN DRAPER, 1762
Broadside (14 1/2 x 10 in.; 368 x 254 mm).

Old folds, particularly in margins, clean tear at top along fold with no loss, small holes at fold not affecting text, moderate tanning and soiling.


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Literature

Ford 1271

Catalogue Note

RECRUITING TROOPS FOR THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR

An extremely rare Massachusetts broadside printed towards the end of the French and Indian War, in which Gov. Francis Bernard calls for two thousand new recruits to serve under Sir Jeffrey Amherst, Field Marshal and Commander-in-Chief and Governor of North America. Amherst had previously been responsible for a series of victories against the French which led to the conquest of Canada. The proclamation, dated March 4, 1762, indicates that the soldiers will "serve only within the northern district of North America." 

Extremely rare, not in Evans, Bristol, or NAIP. Ford lists only the Massachusetts Historical Society copy.

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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New York