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Black Loyalists: Permission for John Williams

New York 19 April 1783

This is to Certify to whomever it may Concern that the Bearer hereof John WILLIAMS a Negro, resorted to the British Lines, in Consequence of the Proclamations of Sir William HOWE & Sir Henry CLINTON, late Commanders in Chief in America; and that the said Negro has hereby his Excellency Sir Guy CARLETONs Permission to go to Nova Scotia, or wherever else he may think proper.

By Order of Brigadier General BIRCH Commandant of the City and Garrison of New York this 19th day of April Annoque Domini 1783.

  Major of Brigade

N.B. His Wife

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This is to Certify that John WILLIAMS came into the British Lines in Consequence of the Proclamation by Sir Henry CLINTON and that he has remain'd in my Service Ever since.

Wm. FYERS Lieut. of Engineers

Public Archives of Nova Scotia, RG 1, Volume 170, page 350.

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