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FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR – The Providence Gazette; and Country Journal. Providence: William Goddard, 17 December 1763. Vol. 2, No. 61.
FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR – The Providence Gazette; and Country Journal. Providence: William Goddard, 17 December 1763. Vol. 2, No. 61.

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FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR – The Providence Gazette; and Country Journal. Providence: William Goddard, 17 December 1763. Vol. 2, No. 61.

A full, front-page printing of the Royal Proclamation of 1763, stating the new boundaries of colonial America at the end of the French and Indian War. This important proclamation drew the boundary line for European settlement along the Appalachian crest, strictly limiting westward expansion. American colonists, including George Washington, were deeply aggrieved, as they had fought to win some of this territory and were now being forbidden to profit from it. George III, however, hoped to avoid further conflict with Indian tribes and to centralize control. The Proclamation Line of 1763 (as it became known), became a key source of contention between Great Britain and her colonies during the lead-up to the American Revolution.

Four pages, folio (396 x 255 mm). (Brown stain.)

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