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This note, reprinted in the Hampshire Gazette, is a death threat against the Sheriff of Berkshire County. The anonymous author is a Regulator who fled to New Lebanon, New York, following the defeat of the Regulators by government militia on February 27, 1787 at Sheffield. He warns the Sheriff not to execute any "countrymen condemned to die because they fought for Justice." Otherwise, the Sheriff should "prepare for death with speed" and that "when the woods are well cover'd with leaves, I shall return and pay you a short visit."


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Letter to Colonel Hyde from an insurgent published in the Hampshire Gazette

publisher   Hampshire Gazette
creator   ENEMY
date   Jun 6, 1787
location   Northampton, Massachusetts
height   3.75"
width   3.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
accession #   #L04.106

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