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Petersham Feby 4 1787

I give twenty five ratiens of bread & meat to Matthew
Gillche & twenty-four other
persons assessed this day

B Lincoln

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General Benjamin Lincoln signed this paper giving twenty-five rations of bread and meat to Matthew Gillche on February 4, 1787. Gillche was a member of the government militia and was probably receiving rations for his company while they were quartered in Petersham, Massachusetts. The government militia arrived in Petersham on the morning of February 4, after an overnight march through a snowstorm.


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Order for provisions for governmental troops during Shays' Rebellion

creator   General Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810)
date   Feb 4, 1787
location   Petersham, Massachusetts
width   7.25"
height   4.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Invoice
accession #   #L07.049

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