|The following was addressed, "To the good People of the Town of Deerfield.
"AT a meeting of the several officers commanding companies in the county
of Hampshire, in the present movement of the people, for the regulating of matters
of public concernment, viz. It is voted and agreed, that it is highly necessary
that the several companies and regiments in the said county be properly organized
and officered; Voted, a committee of seventeen, be raised to see that the aforesaid
vote be put in effect: Voted, Capt. Fisk, of South Brimfield, & Capt. Colton
of Longmeadow, for the fifth regiment; Capt. Day, of West Springfield, and Capt
Sacket, of Westfield, for the second regiment; Capt. Juel, of Chesterfield,
Capt Brown of Whately, and Mr. Samuel Morse, of Worthington, for the third regiment;
Capt. Shays, of Pelham, Capt. Joseph Hinds, of Greenwich, and Capt. Billings,
of Amherst, for the fourth regiment; Capt. Foot, of Greenfield, Capt. Densmore,
of Conway, Capt. Clarke of Colrain, and Capt. Hill, of Charlemont, for the fifth
regiment; Capt. Grover, of Montague, and Capt. Powers, of Shutesbury, for the
sixth regiment. Be the aforesaid committee, the county aforesaid being assembled,
voted and chose Capt. Powers chairman; then that each member of the committee
be impowered and directed to write to the several towns in their respective
regiments, in the name and behalf of this committee, requesting them to meet
and organize their companies as soon as may be, and that being done, the members
of committees for the several regiments, to call together their officers of
the several companies for the purpose of organizing the regiments agreeable
to martial order.
"Done in Committee, at Pelham, 9th
"JOHN POWERS, Chairman."