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Context of By the Honourable Spencer Phips, Esq; ... A proclamation. : Whereas there has been lately published and dispersed within this province, an anonymous paper in the form of a ballad, called, a Sad and deplorable lamentation, &c.--wherein are contained many expressions horribly prophane and impious ... and tend very much to weaken, if not subvert the happy constitution of this government: and whereas one Robert Howland of Duxbury, and one Fobes Little of Little-Compton, are informed against for industriously publishing and dispersing, and one or both of them strongly suspected to be the authors of the paper aforesaid ... Given at the Council-chamber in Boston, the eighteenth day of April 1751 ..
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