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Dalton, Tristram (1738-1817) to William Price

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.460.04 Author/Creator: Dalton, Tristram (1738-1817) Place Written: Newburyport, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 7 February 1777 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32 x 20.5 cm.

Orders Price to inform all eligible voters to attend a meeting about fulfilling the town's enlistment quota and about cannons given to the state. Signed by Greenleaf, Marsh and Dalton as the selectmen of Newburyport. Verso signed by Price, and states he has informed the townspeople.

Tristram Dalton was a Senator from Massachusetts.
William Price was one of the constables of Newburyport.

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