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Boston March 25th 77


You are hereby directed to apply
your self to Colo. Israel Williams of Hatfield
and Receive of him Seventy men which you
will billet out in the most Comadious way
you Can & for which they will be paid ~

The arms you must apply to Colo.
John Worthington of Springfield for, which
he will furnish you with,

The Remainder of your Company will be
taken from Colo. Williams of Marlbo & Colo.
Hatch of this Town and Sent up by a Subn
Officer who will be appointed for that Duty

The Cloaths will be
sent to Springfield where the men will [ ]

Sr Your Hum Se

You must Transmitt an Alphabetical List
of your Company as soon as may be

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Written a year into the American Revolution, this letter from Boston directs the recipient to report to Colonel Williams in Hatfield, Massachusetts, in order to get seventy men to form a company. These men were to be lodged in the best way possible and the homeowners who took them in were to be paid. The rest of the men would come from Marlborough and Boston and arms and clothing from Springfield.


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Military letter regarding men, arms and clothing

author   Unknown
date   Mar 25, 1777
location   Boston, Massachusetts
height   7.0"
width   6.5"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L04.138

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