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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: This petition, dated September 22, 1778, is the result of a meeting held on the previous day in Shelburne, Massachusetts, of the selectmen and committees from the towns in northern Hampshire County, Massachusetts. It states that the people are unhappy with the conduct of the last court that sat in Northampton. Two lawyers who were Tory sympathizers had been allowed to plead a case. The petition asks that these two men and any others with like minds be prohibited from pleading cases in court as well as from holding any public offices.

 

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Petition to the Judges of the Superior Court

creator   Selectmen of Deerfield
author   David Wells (1723-1814)
date   Sep 21, 1778
location   Shelburne, Massachusetts
width   7.5"
height   7.5"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Petition
accession #   #L04.136


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See Also...

"Pegasus of Apollo" from "The Worcester Magazine"

Newspaper article from the Hampshire Gazette regarding the court

List of Books bought by Joseph Barnard

Shelburne Town Meeting


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