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With the lateft AD VICES, Foreign and Domestic,
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SEMPER PRO LIBERT ATE, El BONO PUBLICO. . I. : J ,
B ALL T I'M O R E, 'Sept. 291777. 1 yoar vengeance fnou Id pafs over, ; lelfin the Wr7jr of your dif-
' Br his Ei-llency WILLIAM HOWE, &c: pleafure we mould be utterly confumed; and hsn;e, a&uated'
A Declaration to the" Inhabitants of Pcnnfylvania, the Lower folely by that humanity which moves your Excellency 'ofincere-
?I I nn Delaware and the Coan ties on the Eifcern Shore ly to regret .tnofe calamines to which many of his Majefty's
I Counties on UtUwdxe, ana tne yeaauc uu 1 - . , r,;(,i yK,;A i?,7 nofed hv the VflW of rebel li-
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I R William Howe regretting the calamities tor which on Ithoagh your iixcelkncy .moll confidently aflPbedyoor
!0 many of his Majeftfs fiithful fabjccls are ftill cxpofed, royal f after and the Briti nation this rebellion IhouldJong
by tL continuance the rebellion, and no lefs delirous c cr pW be totally fuppreffed, by the immortal prowefs of your
k l) of proving the innocent than determined to purlue vidorius arms ,-por Excellency hath been
oiprouu6 ..i,i,Af..wKnmhM Maieltv's jmd who can fufficiently idmrre the unparalleled condefceufion
J! .Afftv 1 1 linrv ne fXflth frrm thftfA TPt.'!tC trt
fi-t tn.-the courie or tneir prosreis may uuu iu (v ; , 0 . . .
?K'in Lti ZUy airure the inhabitam. of the Frovinc, cf wh.ch Ufappofed us driven by???".
Pnfvl?'m. the Lower Counties of DeUware, and the Counj w, our toriaKen namtauons, n?o.g -
brrn relied 01 ttte.rij rii y Srifteft orders to the troaps. to the weafe and the tim.d,: who ftart at fliadows of their own
for' ZJrMy-d ? and Ll format L. , ,nd trembie at imaginary dangers, when.you po.nt
.for the preiervanoo o( rcgui , e r . . a;ft- .. dut t0 ,hem the caution you have taken to remove even theif
p"n"hofe who ball dare to! ptai&er the property, ormolci the, grauUf, apprehenfions.
upon vuu-c www r i-rr,l r.u: . - H.iv ric ben informed.
r r nt hicMii v's we 1 aiiDOicu u cm. - r- o : r . : . - . . . . i
pcriun. u. -u7 v. ."J-"' ,.V -".r 'tcrided to all perfoasi infulaj Uhe cruelties and barbarities inflicted on tne perlons,
Security and protection "'F'"?'?.1 h" no and thJ ravages, devaflation; and wanton deftrafiion of the pro-
the inhabitants .cf the PW". perty of the ihabiunti of the jerfies, andbther parts of this coh-
pilty of having f ed 'f"!! Ci'a cSSoa5 Intji of which" you have had aV,ew poJ&ffion Hav.
have afled i8y ; 'abfJ;"i wVrXelUnes : inc heV.-d of the indignities, locking to humanity, offered with-
Iheir mifconduti have been induced to leave 1 1 i.vr """S, ouf reird to aje or charaflcr, to thlt fex, iwhich the iraw of
Provided fuch , peribn. do lorthwith return and remain pecea- -W he.d.hemfelves bound,! by tie ttronge.t ties,
bly in their ufuat plac:s ot at-de. . r j a and ,ietsna,indignities, the1 recolleclion of which
Confidering moreover, ,th 7 "f " re tri&oWthe diftfc of Aeriifnl manhood with . blulh of virtu-
5Zu1ftt 'thlvven "blH47ad2rurCn ous ink-iation, Only to bepid by the' bloodof the mor
imquilh the par. they nie iiven inr.ui - th2n falr'ageperpetratars. r-From the knowledge of. thefc fa&s,
t3CWi iaSm "Howe doth "therefore pramife a free and gencv rz fooiiihly had imagined that the fame fcenes of rapine, op-
, Sir William nawe, ooinwcruwc r - (hall vol unta orefiion and violence, -were about to be re-afted on .our theatre
ral pardon, to all fuch offers and privatemen as lhall volunta PT ; nfnnrrm, we fliould be able to chafe
nlvcome end Oirrcnder tbcmfciwj to any r T-k ... 'ii
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the faid, iidu.Pence fhall be difcontmued. ,:Given unoer my
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hand, at head-quar:crs cr ir.c may, i -v, o-
Bv his Excellency's command, ; (
. S RdaiiRT M'KENSIE.
. f 1 np H I S day came Frar.-is Alexander
New-Cafile, IT. 1 I thle refident in the county a-.
rr - j i rV, r,,!.; filicr.. a iuUice of the peace, made
..u .uiim4.fi in feveral brutal ravacss commit-
wiu, m.i uv v,v" -. ro... !;.:':
Iti by the inerc.lels troops 01 lldlit;:;,1g d-n become filled with remcrfe; and determined, by
v.:. imr;,, on th. t-fcad nlElir. :na: he particularly law ,iUv7 , , a j i n.
i.ii 6 - - ' . "in, P,r attemnt ture .td atone tor raeir. pan cpnuuci.. v;
one of them,, in the p.efence of divers otaci, laviln, Gr attmPJ. ye 1 Veur Excellency's unmerited gcodnefs in if-
violentlv t effea a rape on the perfon of a young woman o .J
. . . i- I :t i im i ii7 t- iir-" juiii 'iwu - . .a, "
- .ir .1 x. .oin.r if hi rni li?. nu:wiiimauui'u .. -t ...... - i l i a.
IMllClSCartrei, - r.. , f rn,
hbflitd to hlencc, when we .found from your ' Excellency s decla
ration, aa .authority which would lurely be highly; criminal to-,
call in ueiiion, that all thefc apprehenfions," which to our :
weak i nderitar.dii'5' appeared fv well' founded, ae perfedly
grour diefs" atid'delufury ; and that the troops under your com-.
mand,- from having been inured to a long feries cf cruelty, in
llead of being thereby familiarised to violence, and Jieeled a--aainft
the gentle movements of compaflion, and fp prepared to
improve, I even upon men luiiny aaw, - -
trrowidiefs fiacewe are too well allured that,. we;e there any
fal foubdation fcr them, your lixceiiency s " nncieit orucrs
ought tol be of no avail for their removal we know yqur Ex-
eelkney lhath frequently, of your great clemency, iffiied orders I
of the fame nature, and we alfo know the condutt of thofe troops,
to whom! they were direded, have been the very reverfe, aflbrd
ed neither fecority to the perllms, ;nor to the property of any
who conding tKef'ein have unhappily fallen into their way y
nor can ib reafonably flatter curfelves thst any frriOer obedience
will1 be paid to your orders ih this than have been in other in -ltances
: Jor that the threat of extmpldty punifhmentv annexed by;
your Excellency, will be more regarded by your troops than tor-
yoox ntmerons fleet upon joar arnva . 0.fup'portJ ,ar , they may thereby be encouraged to aUare Uemlelver
uitea to aoaot iuc VbieA- iof a continuance of impunity- . A J
even the diflant ot your iorr iuic --- - j TKerciLflcaroiirh-ad inclined :.us to believe, that it were was
terrourand difmay, we had fled trom our nom i anv f,rnr;W fof our nerfonsor rr
a n . rnn f i il t lih la a w i
intv he ' law tnerc perpcua
wcitu trvaiuuu .v.. - A T.F.X-A-NDER.
Sworn before me this 31ft
GEO- LATIMER. V. , . . i
The above depofition, takenjn the .rcr s 'of .
well, Brigadier, Alexander Martin, cornel, snu 1. -.
Colonel of a- regiment of light dragoons. . i
The humble AVUimss or tne iha - . - - - 1
vani a, the LoWer Counties on AWARE'"f"
th. KastbWn Shore ol Aiartl'and, to his
Excellency Sir WILLIAM HOW.t, itc. c
terrourand dilmay, we naa neajrwu . u-, -"T "nccaied until any Tecuxi
d ourrdvet in woods ind moraffes, there to lie conccaicu u
ry for our perfoas or propcrtyr on the part ot joar ILtJ