i ; ' C A M B.il I D G 'E, ; 15; ; : Jt
V- fcThe , following infamous "Proclamatioa has been1
handed" about here, "and is now re-printed to fatisfy the
. X'urioiity of the Public , . ' . ' r ; , ... .. - , ... .
R fitt h vrtllenrv Hit Hnn. K J!VI AS fi.Af;K rz.tmwtti
XMmrr.aniUT in Ktincj in juia wuer nu majeiy j ra-
-a'l c MaJ'acbqfetts BJ:dn'itcerAmraljthe
feme. r 7" - ' ; : : .:
xitKiio ine wiatuaiea iviumtuaes wno nave v
certain well known" Incendiaries and Trai
tors?, m aiatai rrogrcaion 01 crimes agamic mc con
ftitutioftal Authority of the Statjj' have at length pro
ceeded to avowed Rebellion; ""and the- good, Effects
vvhich were expected to arife from the Patience and
J Lenity of the King's Government have been often
-.-r n 7. 1 1 ' 1 1 1 : tl -"..' t. .1- T
, rrmrraren. ana are now rencierea noneieis.,DW rne.ini. .
:. fluence of the fame evil Counlels ; ,jt only remains fof
uiuuc wnu aic uiii uilcu . vyuu lucerne ixuic, as yycii lur
nlirllilhmenrof " ttcilfltj?raje3 Protecli6nnbrth"C"
. . .well affecled, to prove they do not .beajthSwprilift-,
- -The Infringements which have been committed up
on the moft lacred Rights xf the Crown and people of J
Great-Britaifri' are too many to enumerate on one Side,.
and are all too atrocious to be palliated on th; other.
All iiMMfaSMlir 0Ariifn iiimrt Hiwa lwan Wt-i1 a Ta a C
f the ate TranfaiUonj in this and the neighbouring Pro
vinces; will find 'upon4 tranfient Review,-Marks of
; Premeditation and 'CoHrpiracy that would juilify the J
Fulntfs 6f Cbaftiiement j' and even thofe s.who are leaft
r.-jictntnn.;ii with Fats cannot tajl to receive a juft. Ira
predion -jof 'tlwir Enormjtyi' in Proportion as they ,difr ,
cover the Aits and Aifiduity by which they have been :
, filfifled or concealed, '.Th;i' Authors of;tb efent un- ;
natural Revblt, never daring to, tnift .'their1 Caufe or ' '
- their Anions to" the Judgment of an impartial Public,
- have uniformly- placed-their chief CAifidence-in- the
Suppremoi'v of Truth and while indefatigable and
flmmelcfi Pains h.ive Ixen. taken tajobftrucl every Ap
peal to the true Injt'ertli- of the People of America, the
' proifeft Forgeries,- Calumnies and 'Abfurdiries, : that
ever irtfulted human umkmanding, have ben impoi- ,
e4 uro;i their Crediilitv.LThe Prefs. that. diitinruiihl
ed Appendage-of pull'C Liberty, and when fih-ly and
r' impartially employod its btft Support,-has-btenriim-r:z
, riably prollituced t the molt contrary' Purpofes t the
.animated Langtiage of' aiuieiit andviituous Times,
calculated to vindicate and promote theuft Rights and
Intereft cf Mankind, have beeii applied to countenance
' the raoft abandoned-Violatiijn of thofe faci ed Bleflings. 1
AhJi not only from the flagitious Pi ints, But from the
popular Harangues of the Tinges, Men have been
. ..taught to depend upon Activity . in Treafon for the Sc-
' curity of their Perfon and Properties j till, to com-'
1 plctejihchorrid Profanation of -rerms .and of 'Ideas, -
the Nam of God h?.s been introduced in the Pulpits to
excite and juftify Dcv'afbtion and Mailatre.
The Mirtds of Meit having been Urns gradually pre
- pared for the worft of Extremities, a Number of armed
Perions. t) the Amount of many Thoufands,VaficmlIed
on the 19th of April I a ft, arid from behind Walls and
lurking Holes attacked a Detachment ot the King s -
Tr6op, who not exptfting fo confummate an Aft of -Plu-enty,
Unprepared for Vengeance, and willing to
! xieUne it, made Ufe of their. Arms, only iV their own
'D .-fence. Since that Period the Rebels, deriving Con.
fidence from Impunity, have added Infult to Outrage;
.'have repeatedly fired upon the King's Ships and Sub-:-
jel, with Cannon and fmall Arras 1 have pollelltd the
. Roads, and other Communications, by which the
Town of Bofton was fupplicd with Provifions ; , and
with a nrnv.fterous Parade' of military Arrangement.
a... A L".r" l M n .
ca ; wnnc rart or -.
taficn1 mall rieceffarily require J "whereof all,Perfon$ are
jereby requirei to take Notice and govern themfelves,
8 well to maintain Order and Regularity among the
: peaceable InhabitanU of the Province,-as to relilt, or ;
; ncounter and fubdue,..the''Rebels and Traitors above,.
tfcribed, by fdeh as hail bewailed upon for thofe '
Airpodes. - : - ( . t , .
-' jTo thefe inevitable, 'but I truft falutary Meafures,
ilis a far molt pleafing Part of I)uty to add the Afiu- :
rhces of Protection and Support to all who, in fo try ,
.-In; a rCftilsr mairiniilifeft then" AileliahCelo the King,1
anj Affedion to the Parent State ; 16 that fuch Perfons
"asiay have beeniutimidated f o'qmttheiIabilafiohs'
in the Courfe,of this Alarm, may returh to their ref
peive Callings and Profeffions, xah4 Jtl.dUbnc.'l and
ieprate from theParricides of theConilitutid, till--(yo
in his 'Mercy firall .reftore to his- Creaturetn this i,
diftbfted Land tlut Syftem of Happinefs from which"
they have been feductd, the '"Religion" -ofl Peace, and -
r Libfrty founded poh EawTp ' ' . " ' , "'
GWEJ4 at Biton, this iath Day of June, lfi the
L..5thYearJifthe Reign.-of.hi Majelty GEORGE
fjeThird, by the Grace of GQ B, of Great-Bri- I
. tan, France and Ireland R I N G, Defender of
tie Faithr&-"Anhoque Dominri77e.''
.' 4 . -: l ' ' ;v.;;, : -T ilOMAa GAGE, ;
By his txcelkncy's Command, - .
ITho. Flucker, Sec'17. - ' ,- . '
: p O D SAVE T-II E K I N C. . .
N R WrY ORK, June' 26.
1 Yefterday ; arrived here .from Philadelphia, in
their Way for the CarJ"aV Bofton, General WaQi
Ingtion, appointed bythe: Hon. thd Continientajr'
Congrcfs. Commander In Chief of all the Provincial .
Troops in N6rthAmu4ca,, attended by the. Gene- ,
' rals Lee ahd Scbuylerl They were efcortcd; by a
Party of Light Horfe :The Generals landed at the
5e2t of Col . LifpenardUbDUt 4 o' Clock" Yefterday -
inernoon,' irom wnence tney were conauctea oy jl
Corhpainies of Foot, n their Uniforms; and a -'gremenNumber
of tKe DripcipalJn.bab(t
City, than ever appeartd here on any Occafion be
lore. - vv;': !; ' '','' ;
r Saturday Evening M an E.-fprefs . arrived . here" .
- from Albany, with Advice that the Caghnawaga "
, Indians of Canada had'aftually taken up the Hatch
ct V" and it'is fuppoledTtJiey intend"t6 liif igainiV the
-Colonies; . i. vrf 7-.' v" - :; ,'.";' .-
The Ship Juliana, Capt, Montgomery, arrived
at Sandy-Hook lall Saturday Night from London;
in which VeiTel iis Excellency pur worthy Gover-
" nor cape Paflcngcr. ' He landed, kt eight o'Clock
Yefterday E ven ing, anjdjya$... conducted tathe-
Iufe of the, Hon. Hugh Wallace; Efq;byan ,
immenfe Number of the principal .People of this
of the Men, Our Lofs is Co Men kiHed ar d mifling,
i and about 140 Avoudedr : The bravij 'Dr Warren
is .among the former, and Col. Gardiner "amon?
"the 'latter. We left 6 Field Pieces on the Hill;
our People ;axe now intrenched on Plealant-Hill,
yfrhin Canften Shot ,oT Bunk" eVsHill. The Lof :
of. the King's Troops muft be very confiderable ;
the. exaft Number we cannot tell- ;If our People ,
ia4-beenTopplje4jvith Ammunition they wouldi
"have held" Pofleffion moftxerfainfy. They havelie
: gan firing on Roxbury.with CarcaiTes, to fet it on
fire',but have not yet fuccecded.' Our People are
in high Spirits, and : are very earnelt to put this
Matter on another Trial." . " - j
Copy f a' Letter, (Ht to the Committee of .this City."
S liberty is the blefiine, and ou?ht-to be the
careref all men, I need no other, apology for
this letter, th air- to acquaint you I am an American, '
; or lNewoury rorr, iiew-r.ngjana : myv ariiv&i
-here the-J9th..4nfiar.t lidm the -Mediterranean,; I --
was informed of the' care you had taken with regard :
-bthe-expoftarion'of- bread aud flouTWThxs illancl'i-
'efecially ih rhe inftancc of Cap'. Taverrcr', com- .
mander of a ftiip belonging to Ifaac and Btnjamia
LeilerV of Pool,' in England', - and loaded by. T. T
Beach, of New-York ; which Leftcrs are notedly
enemies to American .;Libertv, as appears by the
petition of the town-of Pool, fur an excKfiv-
to the nmeryohthe' banks of Newfoundland, vV J
cf which petition I am informed thty were the prin-' '
cipal promoters, the contents of which you hav'e v
" undoubtedly feen. I am aBle to inform,.you, that
hbtwithftanding your care relative to faid Ihip, lhe
; . arrived the . 24th inftant at! Trinity; in this iiiand-; -'.
ahd the heceflitiesoflhe people here for bread and
qur are jo great that I doubt not you wiil have' -
numbers i-of vtirels' on your coaft, under Various pyt-
r texts; to get bread and nour;to . fupplythem 4lthyJ.
are now'at their .Wits, end to find means' to 'acquire
the neceflarics of life ; ' vet fuch ir their inveterate
enmity agaihlt the Americans; that .they -cannot..
help breathing out their mauce at every opportunity
where their inuirelt is hot immediately afiYckd.
- Latf tsaturtfar'fehoorterar
Salem, in New-England, from a fiihin? voyage t
jhe merchants immediately fent the cryer through
the town; to notify a meeting at fven that even
ing; which was adjourned to bendayi to confult ori
the matter : It feems they were in hopes to eet
L-fome.holdof-lierr- from fome afts-of-Parliament
they affcfltohold the Army befu'C
their Body m.Uve daily and indifui
unon orivate Property, and with a Wantohnefs of Cru
elty ever incident to lawlcfs- Tumult, carry Depredati-
on and Dirtrefs wherever, they turn their Steps. The
Aftions of thi 19th of April are of fuch Notoriety, as
mud baffle all Attempts to emtradiiit them ; and the
Flames cf-Buildings, and oth:r Property i'tym the
Iflands, and adjacent Country, for fome Weeks palt,
"'fpreid a melancholy Confirmation of the fubfequent .
In this' Exigency of complicated Calamities, I avail
I ...J " - T
"V to fpare the Effufion of Bloadf to offer, and I do
hereby, in hi Majc.ly's Nsmr, offer and promife lift
. moft gracious Pardon to alPcribns whi fliall forthwith
lay down their Arms and rtturn to the Duties of
1 rMeiVJ SnhieAs. jPTCfnfin" onlv from the Reiicfit of
fuch Parddn Samuel AoAvrs and Johm Hancock,
, whofe Offences rrre of too flagitious a Nature to admit
of any other ConfiJcr-tion than that of condign Pu
Diflunent. r , And to the End that no Pcrfon within the Limits of .
,;tbis proffered Mercy may plead Ignorance of the Con- .
fequences of rcfufmg it, I, by thefi Preffnt3,'prdchim
r ' 1 .1 I 1
no: only tnc 1 erums a;-oc namcu anu cxtcpicu, dui
alfo altthtir Adherents, AfTociates, and Abettors,
meaningto comprehend in tho'V Terms all I and every '
Pcrfon and Perfons, of what Claf Denominarion, or ;
Dtfcripticn fbeYcr who have appeared in Ai ms againfl
the King's Government, and tiwW not lay down the
fame a afore mentiontd andiikewi:'e all Aich aslhall
" fct rake Atm after ihe Date, hereof, or who (hall in any
Wi protect or conceal fuch Oifenders, or aflift than I
.. with Mncy, Trovifionj Cattle, Armi, AnHnunition, '
Ci;rnages, or any ctlier Wccejune tor &ui)iiuence or
Offence j or fhali hold fecret Corrtfpondencc with them
i by Letter, Mclfage, Signal, or othcrwifc, to be Rebels ,
.and Traitors, and as fuch to be treated!
j And whtreai during the Continuance of the prefent .
' Khhatural Rebelliun, Juftice cannot be adminiflcre l by
' the common Law of the Land, the Courfe whereof has
wholly ihtcmritr d( from whence 1 ef'ults'a Neccifity for
'nfm and excreifintz the Law Martial i 1 have there.
fore .thought fit, by the Author.ty veiled in me by the
Royal Charter to thii Trovince, to publifh, and I do
. fcercby tiubiiUi, proclaim, an 1 cruer, the Ule ami lx
frcifc oi the Law Marti il; within and throughout this
PioviDcc, for fo lonjTLu: as the prefent unhappy Oc
vVir, by Poll, from Wetertcwrtiiabout lQMiietL
frimBoJioniuktH cm a Paper printed, at that
Place, by Mt. Benjchin EJes, formerly a Printer
Place, by Mr. Benjakin E
in Bofo'n. J . ;
intrencned on cunlcer-tiili in
. relative to the regulation of the-fifhery in this if- '
'. land; but finding their expedatio'ns fail theih, Jthat
.they could not get her fe zed, nor prevent an eri-
Tbe following Account . xame to Hand 7;?rtfv&rjL
itiii ica, uu wmi is mure lurpniing io mc
is . (if I am rightly informed) -that upon a promife; r
of indemnification, they obtained an order, from -the
Judge of the Admiralty for this . extraordinary
procedure; and ihat after her being admitted to a
r JcgJ.-iu- . inhe d iloi-rMiP -JTJis, Gentle
men, is the breath they breathe and this conduft
is" but the overflowing of that inveterate enmity
'they. have imbibed at the Americans, for their de-
icimuig mai lunuiiuuon Dy wnicn tnc tnrone is
ellabliihcd, and the rights of the people fecurcd
1 fay the overflowing, . becaufe they cahnot live
without you, ana are under the greateft obligations
to keep their enmity fmothcred as much a poflible. '"
Jf they are denied bread and flour irom the louthern
American governments, the Newfbundlind lher'y
inutk break up; Canada is too uncertain to depend
on for any luppliesj, that country, with whichI
am acquainted; is moflly low, and altogether clay
land; if the feafon is good they, generally hare
great crops, but if they have too much or too little
rain, they muft have fupplies from abroad, or
ftarve themfelves ; ' this the people here arc fenfible '
of, and are trying all methods they can to obtain
prefent fupplies from the fouthern governments, as
they have no intelligence how Canada may be
flocked at prefent. Would it not be furprifing to
fee men breathing out flaughter and death at the
Americans, petitioning the Continental Congiefs
to fupply them with bread and flour, ar.d pleading
their not joining with the Pool men in the petition
above mentioned, as a reafon why the prayer of
their petition fiiould be granted ; yet fuch I exped
' will be the cafe, if the Canada market fails them,'
and the governments to the fouthward are vigilant
to watch the Motions of thofe veflcls: which make
excurfions to obtain bread and flour b$, del ufive ev.
"lfidns, many of which I expeft will foon make the
experiment. However, Gentlemen, though I have
already been drawn to a greater length than I at
flrll intended, I muft, in faithfulnefs to fever&l
Gentlemen, beg your indulgence a little longer:
Meflrs. Robert and Benjamin Jenkins have at all
times publicly declared their fixed determinations
to do nothing to the prejudice of the Americaa
caufe. Mr. Robert Bulley is. alfo our ftedfaft friend, .
and I doubt not but we have many more in this
town and ifland, but as I never faw this ifland till
a few days pall, I cannot give you their . names.
I am, Gentlemen; with fentiments of eftccra, youx
aud our country's friend, and humble fervant. '
JONATHAN. PARSONS, Jun. .
St. fohnti firufeuftdland, May 30 177C.
To the Committee of Safety for the , .7" .
city of New-York. .
K.S. If you judge th above rcprcfcotilion dc
Charle flown : and
, on Saturday about Noon a large Number of Regu
lars from Boflon came acrofs Charles's River, and
landed a' little below the Battery near the Point;
when a bloody Battle commenced (many being
killed and wounded on both Sides.) '.The very
heavy Fire from the Shipping; the Battery on Cop's
Hill, Boflon, together with the Train of the Ene
my, obliged the Provincials to retreat a little this
Side Charleilown. Neck about Sunfet, when ihe
Enemy took PofTefllon of our Entrenchment; after
which they fet the Town of Charlcflown on Fire,
beginning with the Meeting-Houfe," and we hear
they have not left one Building unconfirmed. The
Engagement continues at this " Publication, 9
o'Clock, with Intermtflions. , The ConTufion'of the
Times render it impra'fticable to give a particulah
Account of what has already occured; but hope to
give a good one in our next. The Provincials are
. in high Spirits. ' '
Extrafl of a Letter from' a Gentleman in Previdrnce,
45 Miles fr&m Bafon to bisFtlcnd in this City
dated 'June 20, I77C. . j
Yi'U doubtlefs have been alarmed with divers
Accounts or, the ContcH which happened on the
17th Inflant, between the King's Troops and bur
Army, fivill give you a Narrative in a lew Words,
, as the Poll now waits.
On the Evening of the i6thCoI. Putnam took
PofTcflioh of Bunker's Hi)! with ab.uut 2000 Men,
and becan an Iritrenchment, which they had made
L . fomc Prrcfi in. At eight in the MorAlfi7a""
Party of RegDlars landed at Charleltowrr, and hrcd
the Town in divers Places. Under Cover of the .
Smoke, a Body of about 5000 Men marched up to
our Intrenchmcnti, and made a furious and fudden
Attack; they were drove back three Times and
when they were making the third Attack, one of
cur People imprudently fpoke aloud that ( their
.Powder was all gone; which fcing heard by fome.
of the regular Officers, they encouraged their Men
to march up to the Trenches with fixed Bayonets,
and entered thfmj on which our People were or
dered to retreat,' which they did'with Speed, till
they got out cf Mufket Shot; they then formed,
but were not purfucd. In the mean rTimc fix Men
of Var,Hand four floating Batteries were brought
up, and kept up a continual Fire cn the Can few ay
that leads on to Charleflown ; our People retreated
through the Tire, but not without the Lofi of many
. . . ' ' I