A very important Proclamation announcing the Peace agreed on the 31st July 1667 at the Treaty of Breda which terminated the Second Anglo Dutch War. By this war England tried to end Dutch domination of the Seas and Trade Routes but after the Danes joined the war via an alliance with the Dutch, England was forced to negotiate a Treaty. The was had spread to the Carribean Islands in 1665 with the result that several islands changed hands, viz. St Kitts, Antigua, Montserrat. At the peace negotiated at the Treaty of Breda, which was generally seen as a triumph for Johan de Witt, the English kept factual possession of New Netherland (ie. New York as it was afterwards renamed). The Third Anglo Dutch War started in 1672 after a short peace. A contemporary name written on the back of the sheet which seems to read Mr Skipple? and could be an interesting clue identifying the recipient of this proclamation sheet. Wing C3386 Steele 3501. Not found in Sabin.