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History of the U.S.: In Your Face, King George II

Stacy Conradt

Salem Village sent a request to Britain for permission to incorporate as a town, but it was returned with the rejecting message “The King Unwilling.” In 1757, the determined residents ignored His Majesty, calling the new town Danvers, and added the king’s three-word message to the bottom of the town seal.

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