Province of the Massachu­setts-Bay


By His EXCELLENCY, Richard, Earl of Bellomont, Captain General and GOVERNOUR in Chief of His Majesties Provinces of the Massachusetts-Bay, New-York &c. and of the Territories thereon depending, and Vice Admiral of the same. A PROCLAMATION.

HIS Majesties Royal Commission, constituting and appoint­ing me to be Captain General and Governour in Chief of his Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England in America, having on the day of the date hereof, been read and published within the said Province.

I Do therefore, by and with the advice to his Majesties Council, Declare and Publish, That all Officers, Civil and Military with­in the said province, be, and are hereby continued in their respective Offices, Trusts, and Employments, and are directed and required to Use and Exercise all and singular the Powers and Authorities to their several and respective Offices belonging, until further Order. Of which all persons are Commanded to take notice, and conform themselves accordingly.

Given at Boston, the Twenty Sixth Day of May: In the Eleventh Year of the Reign of Our Soveraign Lord WILLIAM the Third, by the Grace of God, KING of England, Scotland, France & Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. Annoque Domini, 1699.

BELLOMONT. By Command of His Excellency & Council. Isaac Addington, Secr.

GOD Save the King.

BOSTON, Printed by Bartholomew Green, and John Allen, Printers to His Excellency the GOVERNOUR, and COUNCIL, 1699.

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