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Avery, John (1739-1806) [Massachusetts Order to recruit aid to fight against the British in New Jersey]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01495 Author/Creator: Avery, John (1739-1806) Place Written: [Boston] Type: Broadside Date: 30 June 1780 Pagination: 1 p. ; 29 x 23 cm

Summary of Content: One broadside from Massachusetts calling for recruiters, officers and town selectmen who "are fired with love of Freedom and scorn to be Slaves" to fight against the British army in Morristown, New Jersey. Message printed by John Avery.

People: Avery, John, 1739-1806
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Freedom and IndependenceSlaveryMilitary HistoryRevolutionary WarRecruitmentMilitiaBattle

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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