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Bryant, James (fl. 1777) [Copy of a warrant for the arrest of soldiers who failed to appear at the muster of 6 January 1777]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02924.047 Author/Creator: Bryant, James (fl. 1777) Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: 18 January 1777 Pagination: 1 p. + docket

Also contains Bryant's clerical signatures of the selectmen, the militia officers, and the Committee of Safety. Gideon Brownell, Silvenas Sixon, David Sowle, Jonathan Gifford, Elijah Gifford, Christopher Slocum, and Timothy Comel of the Town of Dartmouth were appointed soldiers and were ordered to appear for muster. Constable Gamaliel Bryant is ordered to arrest these men and to put them in jail until such time as a fine of 12 pounds is paid. Certified as a true copy.

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