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This commission of 1793 appoints Deerfield resident Epaphras Hoyt (1765-1850) to 2nd lieutenant of a Troop of Cavalry. Epaphras Hoyt was a major contributor to town government in Deerfield and had a lifelong interest in military science. He served as postman, justice of the peace, register of deeds for Franklin County, among other offices. He became a major general in the Massachusetts militia.


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Military Commission of Epaphras Hoyt

author   John Hancock (1737-1793)
creator   John Avery
date   Sep 15, 1789
location   Boston, Massachusetts
height   11.25"
width   16.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Legal Documents/Appointment/Discharge
accession #   #L04.032

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Epaphras Hoyt (1765-1850)

"Practical Instructions for Military Officers"

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