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a Meeting of the Several Select men and
Committees of the Towns Belonging to the Coln and Wells
Ridgement. Met at the Meeting House in Shelburn
on Monday the 21st Day of September 1778
Then Voted in Catn David Wells Chairman
of the above Meeting
Then Voted in Aaron Skinner Clerk

Then Voted that it is the mind of this meeting that
Mr Strong of Amherst and Mr Bliss of Springfield
is Restord To Publick Business, Especially Plead
ing Law at the Barr.
Voted to Enquire into the Evidence of Mr Strongs being
Inimical to the Cause of Liberty.

Then Voted that this meeting Disapprove of
the Inferior Conduct of the Inferior Court in Restor-
ing Mr. Strong of Amherst and Mr. Bliss of Springfield to
the Charity of the People= and Publick Business
Especially Pleading Laws at the Barr

Then Voted to Send a Remonstrance to the Inferior
Court and a Petition to the Superior Court against
Mr. Strong of amherst and Mr. Bliss of Springfield
being Admitted to Plead at the Barr in Either of
the said Courts—Continued over Leaf

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These are the minutes of a meeting of the selectmen and committees from the towns in northern Hampshire County, Massachusetts, held on September 21, 1778 in Shelburne. This meeting voted to send a remonstrance to the Inferior Court in Northampton and a petition to the Superior Court in Springfield against admitting Mr. Strong and Mr. Bliss to plead at the bar. Mr. Strong and Mr. Bliss were Tory sympathizers.


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Shelburne Town Meeting

creator   David Wells (1723-1814)
date   Sep 21, 1778
location   Shelburne, Massachusetts
width   6.0"
height   8.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Government/Society Records
accession #   #L04.137

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