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    Sale 2517 | Lot 17
    Estimate: $400 - $600
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      Sale 2517 Lot 17

      (AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1777.) Resolves of the General Assembly of the State of Massachusetts-Bay, begun . . . the 28th Day of May. 14 pages. Folio, disbound; minor foxing. [Boston: John Gill, 1777]

      Estimate $400 - 600

      Includes resolves dated 6 to 16 August 1777, almost all of them relating directly to the war effort. Most notable are a resolve "to take Measures to destroy the Enemies Cruisers"; "Resolve for laying aside the expedition to St. Johns . . . in Nova-Scotia"; "Resolve respecting defective Gun-Powder"; "A Proclamation for a day of public Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer"; and "Resolve for compleating the State's quota of the Continental Army." Evans 15415.