A History of the People of the United States; From the Revolution to the Civil War Volume . 1

A History of the People of the United States; From the Revolution to the Civil War Volume . 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...the plainest manner, to encourage industry, frugality, and neatness, See Association entered into by the late Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives, several members of that body, etc American Musjum, August, 1787. 1786. SHAYS' REBELLION BEGINS. 315 and that, whenever they received visits or made feasts, they would study to avoid all unnecessary expense, especially in the matter of imported goods. A month later the disturbances broke out afresh. The regular term of the Court of Common Pleas was to be held at Cambridge early in December. Some muttered threats had been reported to the Governor, and led him to believe that measures for obstructing the sitting were on foot. So he ordered seven regiments of militia to hold themselves in readiness to movy on a moment's notice. But some well-disposed persons in Middlesex undertook to promise the malcontents that if they would only keep quiet the militia would not be ordered to march. The desired pledge was readily given, accepted, and no military orders issued. In spite of the assurance of good behavior, however, a large number of insurgents met at Concord. They had expected to find there bands from Bristol, Worcester, and Hampshire, and go on with these to Cambridge. As it was, they actually went quite a distance on the road from Worcester. And now the patience of Bowdoin gave out. This new piece of deception was too much. He issued warrants against the Middlesex leaders, and placed them in the hands of the sheriff for execution. The sheriff speedily collected a company of cavalry, and with some gentlemen of Boston under Colonel Hitchbum, and a party from Groton under Colonel Wood, set out, by daylight, on the morning of the twenty-ninth of November. They came first to...show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236611381
  • 9781236611383