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Luke Day to Daniel Shays Regarding the Rendezvous

Date: 1787
Creator: Luke Day
Publisher: Worcester Magazine
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The wording of this letter from Luke Day to Shays on January 25 is rather vague. Day may have meant that if Shepard did not comply with the terms he (Day) had sent that same day (January 25), then Shays should expect Day's troops at 4 pm that day as planned. The last line suggests that Day thought the negotiations would extend long enough so that there would be "no action" on January 25, however. The accepted interpretation of this letter seems to be that Day was telling Shays they'd meet at 4 pm the next day (January 26.)

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Courtesy American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA