The following article from Rivington's Royal Gazette was donated by Alan Shields.
[NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1783.] [No. 674.]
PUBLISHED BY JAMES RIVINGTON, PRINTER TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.
SHOULD there be any Persons, at present within the Lines, whose Houses or Lands have been withheld from them on account of Offences or supposed Offences against the Crown, they are desired to make their respective Claims to the Offices of Police in New-York, on Long-Island, or on Staten-Island, who will report the same to the COMMANDER IN CHIEF.
ALL Persons without the Lines, who have abandoned Estates within, are desired to send their Claims to the Offices of Police aforesaid, and all Persons occupying Estates within the above descriptions, are strictly enjoined to take due Care thereof, as they will be made answerable for any Damage, Waste, or Destruction, that may henceforward be committed on the same. The will likewise permit any Person authorized from either of the abovementioned Offices, to visit the said Estates, and take Inventories of all Effects thereunto belonging.
OL. DE LANCEY,
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