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a Scottish peer and colonial governor in the American colonies and The Bahamas. He was the last British Governor of Virginia. Lord Dunmore was named governor of the Province of New York in 1770. He succeeded to the same position in the Colony of Virginia the following year, after the death of Norborne Berkeley, 4th Baron Botetourt. As Virginia's governor, Dunmore directed a series of campaigns against the trans-Appalachian Indians, known as Lord Dunmore's War.
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11/07/1775-John Murray's (aka Lord Dunmore) Proclamation: promises freedom to male slaves who join the British army
02/18/1776-John Murray (aka Lord Dunmore) dispatches note of “inexpressible mortification”
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