1775.011: Parody of Proclamations of May 3rd & 6th.

Published: 1775

Full Title: By the Lion & Unicorn, Dieu & mon droit, their lieutenant-generals, governours, vice admirals, &c &c. &c. &c. A hue & cry. : Whereas I have been informed, from undoubted authority, that a certain Patrick Henry ... and a number of deluded followers, have taken up arms ... Given, &c. this 6th day of May, 1775

Author: -----

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Alexander Purdie

Description: 1 sheet ([1] p.); 16 x 20 cm. (broadside).


Anonymous author satirically links proclamation against activities of Patrick Henry, et al, to an "extortion" of Crown funds to replace gunpowder seized by Dunmore on April 21, 1775. Sheet lacks printer credit; Bristol assigned title to Purdie's press, and typography appears to confirm such an assignment; Purdie was printer to the Virginia Conventions at this time.

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