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Context of By His Excellency Collonel Benjamin Fletcher captain general and governour in chief of His Majesties province of New-York, &c. A proclamation[.] : Whereas there is of late great scarcity of bread in the city of New-York amongst the inhabitants thereof ... I do by these presents prohibite [sic] the exportation of any wheat in grain throughout the whole province, without limitation of time ... Given at Fort William Henry the 31th day of May ... annoq; Domini 1697
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