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Great Britain. Acts. An act to empower his majesty to detain persons....

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00403 Author/Creator: Great Britain. Acts. Place Written: London Type: Pamphlet Date: 1781 Pagination: 4 p. 30 x 19 cm

Summary of Content: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Habeas CorpusLawCivil RightsGovernment and CivicsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyRevolutionary War

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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