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Proclamation by General William Howe (manuscript copy), 28 October 1775

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Title:
Proclamation by General William Howe (manuscript copy), 28 October 1775
Description:
The siege continues, and General Howe has not moved his troops from Boston. Soon it will be winter, and too late to move the British Army elsewhere. The city is crowded with Loyalist refugees, who seek protection from the British Army. Many patriot families have left the city, and their houses stand empty. As the siege goes on, Howe knows that supply routes from the ocean will be closed by winter storms, and food and firewood will be in desperately short supply. Contact with England being so difficult, Howe must make his own plans to keep control of Boston through the winter. From Miscellaneous Bound Manuscripts
Author:
Howe, William Howe, Viscount,, 1729-1814
Date:
October 28, 1775
Format:
Manuscripts
Location:
Massachusetts Historical Society
Collection (local):
Massachusetts Historical Society Collection
Subjects:
American loyalists
History
Siege
1775-1776
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Boston, (Mass.)
Extent:
32.7 cm x 21.2 cm
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Terms of Use:
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Language:
English
Identifier:
nuview_532