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William Williams, of Dalton, feels his father may have heard from men who allied themselves with Daniel Shays that he supported them. He states that he has been opposed to resisters and their measures. Daniel Shays led a tax rebellion of about 2,000 farmers in western Massachusetts from 1786 to January 25, 1787. This letter is dated January 15, ten days before the Springfield Arsenal was successfully defended by General Lincoln and 1,200 local militiamen.


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Letter to Israel Williams

author   William Williams (1735-1808)
date   Jan 15, 1787
location   Dalton, Massachusetts
width   6.0"
height   7.25"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
accession #   #L04.026

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Letter to Colonel Israel Williams

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