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NORTHAMPTON, January 24.

On Thursday late, a number of the militia of this county amounting to 1500 men, by order of Major General Shephard, marched to Springfield with a view, as we are informed, to defend the public Store at that place on behalf of the government.—It is said that the insurgents to the number of five or six hundred have assembled at West Springfield, and that Mr. Shays with his party, supposed to amount to about the same number, marched from Pelham towards Palmer.—We are also informed that Gen. Lincoln with his division arrived on Monday last, at Worcester, from which movements it is highly probable, events of importance speedily take place.

We are told, in the Worcester Magazine of the week before last, that several of the inhabitants of that county, who had opposed Government, took the oath of allegiance previous to the first of January, instant.

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This article from the Hampshire Gazette reported on the locations and numbers of the Government Militia and the Regulators who opposed them. Printed the day before the encounter at the United States Arsenal in Springfield, the writer informed readers "it is highly probable, events of importance speedily take place." William Butler began publication of the Hampshire Gazette on September 6, 1786, in Northampton, Massachusetts. Established to provide on-the-spot information about the unrest in the western Massachusetts counties, the paper generally was pro-government in tone.


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Hampshire Gazette newspaper article on Shays' Rebellion

creator   Worcester Magazine
publisher   Hampshire Gazette
date   Jan 24, 1787
location   Northampton, Massachusetts
height   3.75"
width   4.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L04.078

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