British Reply to the Declaration of Independence

This first official British reply to the Declaration of Independence exists in four known printings, totaling only six copies. The Hoffman copy in the Chapin Library appears to be the only surviving example of its printing. The Howe brothers were the King’s official representatives, and directed England’s military and diplomatic efforts in America. King George III’s response, written by Lord North, was finally delivered to Parliament on October 31, 1776; a copy of this rare item is also in the Chapin Library.
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