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Edes, Benjamin [Revolutionary War enlistment broadside]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09582 Author/Creator: Edes, Benjamin Place Written: Watertown, Massachusetts Type: Broadside Date: 1776 Pagination: 1 p. ; 30.2 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Revolutionary War broadside encouraging enlistments by assuring recruits that their term of service would be short, permissing payment in lieu of service, but also empowering the commanding officer of each Militia, or the local Committee of Safety, "to muster the militia, when and so often as they may respectively find it necessary, in order for the obtaining the Quota designed."


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: RecruitmentRevolutionary WarMilitiaSoldier's PaySoldiers and CiviliansMilitary Mobilizations

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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