Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: May 27

On May 27, 1778, the Second Continental Congress agreed to ask Lord North for an armistice based on a proposal presented by the Earl of Carlisle, in which most of the rebels would be granted amnesty, and the North Ministry would propose a plan of limited self-government for the colonies based on Joseph Galloway's Plan of Proposed Union. The Earl accepted the request, and sent word to Generals Howe, Clinton, and Burgoyne of the agreed truce.

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