Petition to the General Court from the Town of Athol

Date: May 5, 1786
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Many towns in Massachusetts petitioned the state legislature for relief during the economic problems of 1786. This petition from the town of Athol asks that real and personal property be made legal tender for the payment of debts and that the appraisal of the property be made by a mutually agreed upon person.

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Courtesy American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA