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This article published in the Hampshire Gazette was written by Daniel Gray, a Regulator from Pelham. Gray was the richest man in Pelham and was an ardent supporter of the Regulators. Gray lists the grievances which are causes for the rebellion. These include the method of debt collection, suspension of Habeas Corpus and unlimited power of Justices of the Peace and Sheriffs. William Butler began publication of the Hampshire Gazette on September 6, 1786, in Northampton, Massachusetts, 18 days after the Regulators prevented the Court of Common Pleas from convening there. The newspaper often urged support of the government and was generally against the activities of the Regulators. The paper came out on Wednesdays and consisted primarily of articles reprinted from other newspapers.


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"An address to the People of Several Towns" article regarding Shays' Rebellion, in Hampshire Gazette newspaper

publisher   Hampshire Gazette
author   Daniel Gray (1728-1803)
date   Dec 27, 1786
location   Northampton, Massachusetts
height   5.5"
width   2.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L07.038

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