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Collection Reference Number GLC00403
From Archive Folder Five acts of parliament relating to the American colonies 
Title An act to empower his majesty to detain persons…
Date 1781
Author Great Britain. Acts.  
Document Type Government document
Content Description An act granting the right to detain those suspected or guilty of high treason and piracy, either in America or on the high seas.
Subjects Habeas Corpus  Law  Civil Rights  Government and Civics  Global History and Civics  Revolutionary War  
Place written London, England
Theme Naval & Maritime; Government & Politics; Law; The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859