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Context of By His Excellency Sir William Howe, K.B. general and commander in chief &c. &c. &c. Proclamation. : Whereas it is expedient for the security of the inhabitants, the suppression of vice and licentiousness, the preservation of peace ... I do therefore constitute and appoint Joseph Galloway, Esq; superintendant general, assisted by three magistrates of the police, to be hereafter appointed with powers and authority to make such orders and regulations from time to time, as may most effectually promote the salutary ends above mentioned ..
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