Shrewsbury, Dec. 2, 1786.
To Capt. Harvey,
THE seeds of war are now sown; two of our men are now bleeding, who were wounded
by the lighthorse that came from Boston and Roxbury. I request you to let this
letter be read, and for you and every man to supply men and provisions, and
relieve us with a reinforcement. We are determined here to carry our point.
Our case is yours; don't give yourselves rest and let us die here, for we are
all brethren. Four of our men are taken prisoners and carried to Boston. We
must be relieved or you know the event. Take my meaning for I am in haste.
Sir, I remain your humble servant,
Daniel Shays, Captain.