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Luke Day's Demands to William Shepard Printed in the Gazette

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The following is a copy of the paper inclosed in the above letter.
Head-quarters, West-Springfield, Jan 25, 1787.

THE body of the people assembled in arms, adhering to the first principles in natural self-preservation, do, in the most peremptory manner, demand,

1. That the troops in Springfield lay down their arms.

2. That their arms be deposited in the public stores, under the care of the proper officers, to be returned to the owners at the termination of the present contest.

3. That the troops return to their homes upon parole.

To the Commanding Officer at Springfield, Jan. 25, 1787,
Luke Day, Captain Commandant of this division
On the back,--"By Col. Eli Parsons"