refrence: diplomacy VSI. Oxford In an effort to prevent further warfare with the Indian peoples, the Proclamation of 1763 closed the vast trans-Appalachian area to white settlement.

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White settlement means "settlement by white people", and closing X to Y means forbidding X to Y.

I closed the discussion to the public.

Tokugawa Iemitsu closed Japan to Westerners.

Under segregation, certain places were closed to Black people.

So in this case the area of trans-Appalachia was forbidden to be settled by white people.

  • does it mean that Black people forbiddened from living in area of trans-Appalachia?
    – yorgun
    Jul 1, 2016 at 15:57
  • The text from Oxford is slightly reductive. In fact, the proclamation forbids all of King George III's "loving Subjects from making any Purchases or Settlements whatever, or taking Possession of any of the Lands above reserved. without our especial leave and Licence for that Purpose first obtained". In other words, any subject of the king couldn't settle in trans-Appalachia by law.
    – eijen
    Jul 1, 2016 at 16:03
  • reference: DIPLOMACY books.google.com/…
    – yorgun
    Jul 1, 2016 at 16:07
  • @yorgun Please include (i.e., cite) your reference in your question. It's easier for the future reader that way. Jul 1, 2016 at 16:31

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