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Sept 4 1787
Recievd of Jos Stebbins one fire
arm that Solomon Gates Returnd
to me [recievd ] pd me
Williams Gates

February 25 1788 Receivd of Joseph
Stebbins Junr one firearm By [Tompson]
[ ] order Recievd pd me
Moses Smith

Recievd of Joseph Stebbins Junr one fire
Arm taken By order of government and
Deliverd pr do Recievd pd me
February 25 1788
Zadok Briggs

Recievd of Joseph Stebbins Junr one
fire arm taken By order of government
and Deliverd pr do Sol gun deliverd
per george anderson
Thomas Anderson
February 24 1788

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Although powder and paper for cartridges were issued by the government to members of the militia, firearms were not. Ordinarily men were expected to supply their own. This paper itemizes those individuals who were issued firearms by "order of government." Deerfield's Col. Joseph Stebbins (1749-1816), was the officer in charge. The time period is during Shays' Rebellion, an uprising of tax-protesters, which began in 1786.

 

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Military Firearm Log for Shays' Rebellion

creator   Joseph Stebbins, Jr. (1749-1816)
date   1787-1788
location   New England/ Deerfield, Massachusetts
width   6.25"
height   7.75"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Government/Society Records
accession #   #L01.047


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Receipt of Caleb Phillips

Proclamation regarding Shays' Rebellion

Oath of Allegiance [Faith]


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