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Deerfield Feby 11th 1787


I shall be at Colerain this forenoon with about six hundred
troops, for whom you are required to provide wood, forage and
sufficient room to receive them, for which you will be paid.

You may, if you please, advise the privates of your
town, who have been in arms against the government, to
surrender themselves, to deliver up their arms and to take
the oath of allegiance, and assure them that if thus conduct
thus submissively, I will recommend them to the
mercy of the General Court.

I am, Gent, your humble servant,
Wm Shepard

Selectmen of Colerain

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This letter from General Shepard to the selectmen of Colerain, Massachusetts, is dated February 11, 1787 and states that the general and 600 troops will be in that town that day and will require wood, food, and sufficient space. He also asks them to advise the men of Colerain, who participated in the insurgencies, to take the oath of allegiance and surrender their arms.


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Letter to Colrain Selectmen regarding Insurgents

author   William Shepard (1737-1817)
date   Feb 11, 1788
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
width   7.25"
height   12.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L04.052

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Proclamation regarding Shays' Rebellion

Oath of Allegiance [Faith]

List of Colrain Insurgents

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