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Clark, N. (fl. 1775) [Resolution of preparedness and list of committee members who approved from several Massachusetts towns]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01401 Author/Creator: Clark, N. (fl. 1775) Place Written: Marshfield, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript Date: 14 June 1775 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 32.2 x 19.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Plan agreed to by the Selectmen, Committees of Correspondence and military officers of the towns of Braintree, Weymouth, Hingham, Cohasset, Marshfield and Pembrook to spread word of any "appearance of an Invasion of the Enemy." Provides details on how to send the news out. Says the plan was accepted and records the names of the people on the committees that approved. Some of the more famous names include: John Adams of Braintree, Benjamin Cushing and Benjamin Lincoln of Hingham. Docket says "For Capt. Amos Turner Stationed in the Town of Marshfield." Document appears to be created by the Clerk of the Committee of Correspondence from Marshfield, Neh. (Nehemiah?) Clark.

Full Transcript: …The following Plan was offer.d and accepted - - - - - viz: That ye Captain of the Guard in Each Town be Desired upon the the appearance of ...an Invasion from the Enemy, to Dispach one or more of his men to the Committee of Correspondence or to the Selectmen of the Town within his Station with the Best account of the Strength & Scituation of the Enemy he can obtain...upon Such notice given, Send out Expresses Directed in writing to the Selectmen & Committee of Correspondence, to the Towns within their Department to Request the mustring & marching their militia With all Dispatch…See More

People: Clark, N., fl. 1775
Adams, John, 1735-1826
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
Turner, Amos, fl. 1775-1815

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryPresidentGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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