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All able-bodied men between the ages of sixteen and sixty were required to serve in a militia, and most towns held an annual "Training Day" in the fall and early spring. Although the American Revolution ended in 1783, hard times and armed revolt in Massachusetts in 1786-87 kept local leaders alert for more trouble. Sergeant David Sexton ordered Consider Dickinson to report to duty at one o'clock on July 18, 1788, with a working gun, ramrod, bayonet, and cartridge box.


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Notification to Consider Dickinson

creator   David Sexton (1734-1800)
date   Jul 15, 1788
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   3.5"
width   8.5"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Summons
accession #   #L99.091

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