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Tryon, William (1729-1788) [Oath of loyalty to the King of England]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.412.01 Author/Creator: Tryon, William (1729-1788) Place Written: Suffolk County, New York Type: Document signed Date: 30 November 1776 Pagination: 1 p. ; 8.5 x 18.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Partially printed document signed by New York's Royal Governor William Tryon. Certifies Daniel Rogers as having subscribed to the proclamation offering a pardon to any rebels who came forward and took an oath of allegiance to the king. The declaration itself was dated 30 November 1776, and this oath was probably signed after that date.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: OathLoyalistRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyPardon

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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