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State of Massachusetts-Bay. In the House of Representatives, April 30th, 1777: Whereas this court have undoubted intelligence that our enemies are determined ... to enslave the inhabitants of America ... Resolved, that in such towns ... as have not already ... inlisted a number of able-bodied men ... shall on the said 15th day of May, call their several companies together, and endeavour to compleat the same
Ford, W.C. Broadsides,
Cushing, J.D. Mass. laws,
Recruiting, enlistment, etcRecruiting and enlistmentDraftHistoryAmerican forcesHistory, Military
Printed by Benjamin Edes
1 sheet ( p.) ; 35 x 20 cm.
Resolves calling for mandatory enlistment in order to meet the required quota of troops in the Continental Army and Massachusetts Militia.
"In Council, April 30th, 1777. Read and concurr'd."--p. .
Imprint supplied by Evans.
N-YHS copy imperfect: damaged along creases, with slight loss of text; fabric lining.