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Great Britain. Acts. Act for the better detaining...of American prisoners brought into Great Britain

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05205 Author/Creator: Great Britain. Acts. Place Written: London Type: Pamphlet Date: 1782 Pagination: 3 p. 30 x 19.1 cm

Summary of Content: An act of Parliament providing for the easier handling of American prisoners in Great Britain. Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarPrisoner of WarGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsGovernment and CivicsLaw

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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