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In the Year of ourLORD, 1787.
Militia. 546

Acts and Laws,

Passed by the GENERAL COURT
of Massachusetts ;

Begun and held at Boston, in the County of Suffolk, on Wednesday the thirty-first Day of May, Anno Domini, 1786, and from thence continued, by Prorogation and Adjournment, to Wednesday the thirty-first Day of January, 1787.


An Act providing for the Pay and Subsistence of the Militia that have been, now are, and may be employed by Government, in suppressing the dangerous Rebellion that has taken Place within this Commonwealth.

WHEREAS a dangerous and an unprovoked rebellion has taken place within this Commonwealth by a number of wicked and designing persons against the constitution and government of the same : And whereas for the suppression thereof, government has been under the necessity of sending forth a large body of Militia, and further reinforcements may











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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: The Massachusetts General Court passed this Act on February 6, 1787. It appropriates forty thousand pounds to be used to pay the Militia who had been called up to suppress the insurgents of Shays' Rebellion. It also empowers the treasurer of the Commonwealth to borrow this forty thousand pounds.


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"Acts and Laws, Passed by the General Court of Massachusetts"

creator   General Court
date   1787
location   Boston, Massachusetts
height   12.25"
width   8.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Books/Non-fiction
accession #   #L04.046

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