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In the 18th century, the most active and best prepared militia was in Massachusetts. The recruitment for members of the militia continued even after the Revolutionary War had ended. Mr. Hoyt (1771-1833) was instructed in 1794 to "observe and follow sutch [sic] Orders and Instructions, as you shall from Time to Time receive from your superior Officers."


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Colonel Elihu Hoyt Military Commission

publisher   Commonwealth of Massachusetts
date   Jun 25, 1794
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   7.75"
width   12.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Legal Documents/Appointment/Discharge
accession #   #L99.093

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