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Deerfield Feby 20th 1787

I must insist that you exert yourself to the utmost that
the Insurgents in your part of the Country who have not
already given up their Arms and taken the Oath of
Allegiance to this Commonwealth do attend on me at
Reuben Wells in Greenfield on Thursday next at
10 o'Clock Forenoon for that purpose -- let them
know that now is the Day of Grace -- and it may
be soon over --

I am Sir
Your humble Servant
Seth Catlin

Lt James Stewart

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Men who participated in Shays' Rebellion were required to give up their arms and swear an Oath of Allegiance in order to receive a pardon. Seth Catlin writes to Lieutenant James Stewart of Colerain, Massachusetts, advising him that he will be in Greenfield the following Thursday for that purpose.


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Letter to Lt. James Stewart regarding Insurgents

author   Seth Catlin (1734-1798)
date   Feb 20, 1787
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   7.5"
width   8.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
accession #   #L04.053

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See Also...

Oath of Allegiance [Faith]

Letter to Colrain Selectmen regarding Insurgents

Proclamation regarding Shays' Rebellion

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