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We hear from Northfield, that on last Monday night, about 11 o'clock, a body of the insurgents, to the number of about 25, assembled in arms on the west side of the river, as it is supposed to alarm the town---they fired several guns, and appeared with drums beating, &c---Soon after the alarm was given, the troops stationed there, together with a number of the inhabitants, proceeded to make what discoveries they could---Some of the insurgents, having crossed the river in boats, were discovered and known; among whom was Moses Dickinson, jun. who was tried for high treason, and acquitted, before the Supreme Judicial Court lately holden in this town.
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This is a report of action in the town of Northfield, Massachusetts, late on a Monday in April. Men sympathetic to the Regulators had assembled on the west side of the Connecticut River, fired guns, and beat drums. The major body of people in town would have been on the east side of the river. When some of the men from the west side crossed the river in boats, one of them was found to be Moses Dickenson, Jr., who had been tried for treason for his part at Springfield, and had been found not guilty.


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Insurgents in Northfield article published in the Hampshire Gazette

publisher   Hampshire Gazette
date   May 2, 1787
location   Northampton, Massachusetts
width   2.0"
height   1.25"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
accession #   #L04.100

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