History of Taunton, Massachusetts; From Its Settlement to the Present Time

History of Taunton, Massachusetts; From Its Settlement to the Present Time

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...Rhode Island in l780--Captain Joshua Wilbore's Company, 178U----Captain Josiah King's Company. 1780--Captain Ichabod Leonard's Company, 1780--Captain James Macomber's Company,1780'---Captain Peletiah Eddy's Company, 1780--Captain Edward Blake's Company, 1780--A Descriptive List of Men Raised in Taunton to Serve in ye Continental Army as Ordered by the General Court, December 2, 1780-Campaign 1781-Governor Hancock's Letter--Governor Hancock's Orders--Bounties Paid--A Return of the Men Belonging to the town of Taunton in 1781, in the Continental Army for Three Years or During the War--Requisition for Shoes, Stockings and Blankets---Meat for the Army--Cessation of Hostilities--Revolutionary Pensioners of Taunton----Notes: Twenty-one, chiefly Biographical--Also Bristol County Resolves--Uniforms--Committee of Safety, Inspection and Correspondence--The Solemn League and Covenant. TAUNTON IN THE WAR or THE REOVLUTION, I775-83. from the time that the Boston Port Bill went into efi'ect had alarmed the people, and on the 26th day of October, I774, the Provincial Congress resolvccl on measures of defense. They recommended to the militia to form themselves into companies of Minute Men, who should be equipped and prepared to march at a moment's notice. The minute men were to consist of one-quarter of the whole militia, to be enlisted under the direction of the field officers, and to be divided into companies to consist of at least fifty men each. The privates were to choose their captains and subalterns, and these officcrs were to form the companies into battalions and choose the field ofiicers to command ' I HE warlike preparations of the British authorities in Massachusetts the same. Hence the militia became a body distinct from...show more

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  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236844025
  • 9781236844026