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Call Number/Catalog Number B 0022
Title A proclamation.
Collection Broadside collection
Object Name Broadside
Creator Gales, Joseph, 1786-1860.
Description May 31, 1827 proclamation by Washington, D.C. Mayor Joseph Gales, Jr. announcing his approval of an act passed by the Board of Alderman and Board of Common Council of the City of Washington The act banned unapproved assembly by blacks and mulattos as well as their use of city streets after 10:00 PM. The act also required free blacks and mulattos to register with the city, and to be able to produce proof of their freedom at all times. Provisions of the law are detailed, as well as the punishments for these and other related crimes.
Date 1827
People Gales, Joseph, 1786-1860
Dates of Creation 1827
Early date 1827
Level of description Item
Notes Reference photocopy and large format negative foldered with original.