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  • Tags: 1780s

TaxRecords_wrap_1780.html
Tax record book showing property owned and its value.

Parsons Settlement Objections 30 Sept 1782.pdf
Written communication listing the grievances of members of the First Congregational Church of Amherst to the settlement of the Rev. David Parsons, Jr. as minister for the parish. It is signed by Ebenezer Mattoon, Jr. and John Billings. One of the…

AppealToWomen.jpg
Appeal for financial contributions addressed to the women of Amherst in order to help offset the heavy tax burden imposed on the town treasury by the Revolutionary War.

Shays_Sargeant_letter_combined_resized.pdf
Dr. Erastus Sargeant writes to Major General William Shepard describing being captured by Shays' Regulators as they attack and loot the town of Stockbridge. They are defeated during a final bloody encounter with government militia at Sheffield, MA on…
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