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Sir - you are requir'd by Order of Capt. David Hoit to notify
& warn as the law directs every Person of the Train band in your
district to appear upon the usual Parade near the Meeting
house in this town armed & equipt each with a good
fire arm, with a Bayonet fitted thereto & cartridge Box
on Monday the third day of Sept. next at two of the
clock in the afternoon & on Wednesday the twelfth
day of September aforesaid at two of the clock in
the afternoon & on Thursday the thirteenth day of
September aforesaid at six of the clock in the Morn
ing armed & equipt as aforesaid with the addition
of twenty rounds of blank Cartridges pr. Man
Deerfield Augt. 25th 1792
Solš Williams Clerk

Mr. Elihu Hoit

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In 1781 Massachusetts created two kinds of militia: the "training band," referred to in this document, who met and drilled regularly; and the "alarm list" to appear, with arms, once a year. This notice of 1792 alerts Elihu Hoyt of Deerfield that he is to appear, armed, "as the law directs," at the parade ground near the Meeting house on September 3, September 12, and September 13. The men were responsible for their own equipment.


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Colonel Elihu Hoyt notification to appear at military parade

creator   Solomon Williams (1700-1799)
date   Aug 25, 1792
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   5.0"
width   7.75"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Summons
accession #   #L99.094

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