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In the Classroom > Course Overview
2. Bull's Life
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Service: Moving up in Status

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In 1755, Colonel Israel Williams, member of one of area's most important socially and politically elite families of the time, appointed John Partridge Bull to be the armorer for the regiment of Ephraim Williams, another member of the elite family. Two additional Williams' family members served in the regiment, Dr. Thomas Williams -- a surgeon -- and Elijah Williams -- a commissary.

The job of the armorer was to keep the regiment's small arms (anything smaller than a small cannon) in good repair. It was a tribute to Bull's expertise to be placed in such a position. Some credit must be given to Bull's Hatfield, Massachusetts connections to the Partridge family; Colonel Israel Williams was also from Hatfield and would have known of the Partridges.


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