The two following Letters are copied verbatim et literatem from the original ones.
West-Springfield, January 25, 1787.
I HAVE dispatched Capt. Walker with my resolutions, Have ordred Colo. Parons, to Treat with Gen. Sheppard & in Case, Gen. Sheppard, does not Comply with the Terms, shall put all the Troops under my Command in Motion to suport my demands, Precisely at 4 oClock the time is prefixt, But shall not Expect them to Come to Action this day
To Capt Shays