John Adams’s Proclamation Against Fries’s Insurgents
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Includes a full printing of Adams’s March 12 order regarding John Fries’s Pennsylvania revolt over taxes levied to fight France, as well as an update on an annual New Haven medical convention. [JOHN ADAMS].
Newspaper. Connecticut Courant
, Hartford, Ct., March 25, 1799. 4 pp., 12½ x 20½ in.
“I John Adams, President of the United States, do hereby command all persons being insurgents, as aforesaid, and all others whom it may concern, on or before Monday next, being the 18th day of this present month, to disperse and retire peaceably to their respective abodes; and I do moreover warn all persons whomsoever, against aiding, abetting, or comforting the perpetrators of the aforesaid treasonable acts, and I do require all officers and others, good and faithful citizens, according to their respective duties, and the laws of the land, to exert their utmost endeavors to prevent and suppress such dangerous and unlawful proceedings.”
Very good, disbound.