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Context of By His Excellency Coll. Benjamin Fletcher, captain general and governour in chief of His Majesties province of New-York, &c. A proclamation[.] : Whereas it hath pleased almighty God to bless the inhabitants of this province ... I have therefore... thought fit to prohibit the exportation of flower, bread, wheat, or any other grain, until the first of August next ensuing. ... Given at His Majestys Fort in New-York, the 11th day of June ... annoq; Domini 1696
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