Paying the Minute Men of Sudbury

Manuscript document from a ""Committee"" of Sudbury, Mass., appointed to estmate the "services of the several inhabitants [of Sudbury] … in the present war with Great Britain from the 19th April, 1775 [Battle of Concord], to the present time”.

[Sudbury, Mass.]: n.d. [ca. 1777].

One page, folio. With three smaller related pieces, one dated March 1777. Folio (39.3 x 31 cm.). Paying the Minute Men of Sudbury. Old folds, central horizontal fold splitting, some foxing. Item #250344

A calculation of the services of the Sudbury militia who contributed greatly to the defense of the surrounding communities, begining with the Battle after Lexington & Concord, on, 19 April, 1775. The estimates are divided by communties served, and the length of service “in order that the burthen may be more equal among he several inhabitants…”

The fnal paragraphe gives guidelines for the compensation of those who have“'hired men to perform any of the above services at a time when there was an actual levy for men…”.

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