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This petition from the convention in Hampshire County asks the Massachusetts State House of Representatives and Senate (the General Court) for relief from a list of nine grievances. Most of the grievances are a result of the deflation of money that happened after the American Revolution ended. The petition is dated January 4, 1787, just three weeks before the assault on the Federal Arsenal in Springfield. Many of the demands are the same as the ones issued August 25, 1786 by another convention held in Hatfield.


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Petition of Convention of Hampshire County article from the Hampshire Gazette newspaper

publisher   Hampshire Gazette
date   Jan 17, 1787
location   Northampton, Massachusetts
width   2.0"
height   7.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L06.082

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Letter printed in the Hampshire Gazette regarding selecting convention delegate

Convention at Hatfield article in the Hampshire Gazette

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