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burgoyne's proclamation.
1 Titles still more higher. In his proclamation the General an­nounced himself as "John Burgoyne, Esq., Lieutenant-general of his Majesty's armies in America, Colonel of the Queen's regiment of light dragoons, Governor of fort William in North Britain, one of the representatives of the Commons of Great Britain in Parlia­ment, and commanding an army and fleet employed on an e cpedi-tion from Canada, &c. &c. &c." On the surrender of the iiritish army in the autumn of 1777, Governor William Livingston, of New Jersey, proposed to exchange Burgoyne, " in such a manner as would, at the same time, flatter his vanity, and redound to the greatest emolument of America." He proposed to detain him until " we can get in exchange for him, one Esquire, two Major-generals, three Colonels of light horse, two Governors, one member of Con­gress, the Admiral of our navy, one Commander-in-chief, in a separate department, and six privates."

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