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Milborne, Jacob (fl. 1690) Declaration against open rebels of the government

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.04864 Author/Creator: Milborne, Jacob (fl. 1690) Place Written: Fort William, New York Type: Manuscript signed Date: 1690/11/03 Pagination: 2p. 30.5 x 19.4

Summary of Content: The manuscript names Thomas Willett, Daniel Whitehead, Capt. Clapp, Elias Doughts, Charles Morgan, & others as the leaders of a "notorious rebellion" in Queens County, and states that they are guilty of treason against the government. It is expected that the men will be apprehended by the government, and the manuscript states that anyone found aiding and abetting the criminals will be charged with a crime as well. Docketed on verso.

People: Milborne, Jacob
Willett, Thomas
Whitehead, Daniel
Doughty, Elias
Morgan, Charles
Oakley, Thomas

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: TreasonRebellionLawGovernment and CivicsCrimeCriminals and Outlaws

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