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Men who participated in Shays' Rebellion were required to give up their arms and swear an Oath of Allegiance in order to receive a pardon. Seth Catlin writes to Lieutenant James Stewart of Colerain, Massachusetts, advising him that he will be in Greenfield the following Thursday for that purpose.


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Letter to Lt. James Stewart regarding Insurgents

author   Seth Catlin (1734-1798)
date   Feb 20, 1787
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   7.5"
width   8.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
accession #   #L04.053

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Oath of Allegiance [Faith]

Letter to Colrain Selectmen regarding Insurgents

Proclamation regarding Shays' Rebellion

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