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By the middle of February, when this letter from Eli Parsons was written, many of the Regulators had escaped into southern Vermont and eastern New York state. From there, some men came back into Berkshire County, attacked and looted the town of Stockbridge, and eventually were defeated in a bloody encounter with government troops at the town of Sheffield on February 27. This letter was intercepted, and appeared in the Hampshire Gazette almost a week before the last the encounter at Sheffield.


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Circulating letter asking for help in destroying Lincoln's troops published in the Hampshire Gazette

publisher   Hampshire Gazette
author   Eli Parsons (1748-1830)
date   Feb 21, 1787
location   Northampton, Massachusetts
height   6.0"
width   3.25"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L04.091

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