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Sir you are hereby Notifyd & warnd to apear on the
Parade near the meeting house on Friday the 18th day of
July next at one of the Clock in ye afternoon
Armd & equipped with a good firearm with a steel or Iron ramrod
spring to retain the same a bayonet fitted to the sd fire arm
& a Cartridge Box that will hold fifteen Cartridges at least

Deerfield July 15th 1788

per order of the Clerk

To Consider Dickinson

David Sexton Serg

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
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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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