Manuscript

Bill from Deerfield Selectmen for Military Supplies

Date: 1787
Creator: Aaron Marsh
About this artifact

Although a few Deerfield men took up arms against the state during the series of protests subsequently called Shays' Rebellion, most of the town supported the government. This bill itemizes the men, supplies and transportation Deerfield residents provided in response to the government's call for assistance in putting down the uprising. Several entries record the men and supplies sent to the United States Arsenal at Springfield over 30 miles away, which was the scene of the bloody Shays' Rebellion, a clash between the government militia and the Regulators on January 27, 1787.

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Courtesy Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, MA