Shays' Rebellion collection 1784-1787 1787 Shays' Rebellion collection


Shays' Rebellion collection, 1784-1787, 1787

Shays' Rebellion collection 1784-1787 1787 Shays' Rebellion collection

This collection is made up of individual financial documents and letters from Massachusetts, primarily composed during the early months of 1787. Among other subjects, the material concerns the state's economic climate and military forces commanded by Major General Benjamin Lincoln during Shays' Rebellion.

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Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810 (person)

Continental Army officer, collector of customs for the port of Boston; from Hingham (Plymouth Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1778-1804. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903396 Benjamin Lincoln was an American general during the Revolutionary War. He accepted the British surrender at Yorktown. From the description of Benjamin Lincoln collection, 1775-1782. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 712651132 Ma...

Otis, Samuel Allyne, 1740-1814 (person)

Delegate from Massachusetts to U.S. Continental Congress, secretary of the U.S. Senate, businessman, and Massachusetts public official. From the description of Samuel Allyne Otis correspondence and notice, 1766-1802. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980318 Member of the Continental Congress. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to the Hon. Mr. Langdon, 1792 Apr. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270610684 Member of Continental...

Fuller, Timothy, 1739-1805 (person)

William L. Clements library (corporateBody)

Thomas Amory, the son of Jonathan and Rebecca Amory, was born in Ireland in 1682. In 1685, following his mother's death, Amory moved to South Carolina with his father. In 1696, he traveled to England for his education and, in 1709, moved to the Azores at the behest of French merchant Ozell. Amory stayed in the Azores for several years until leaving for Boston in 1719, where he married Rebecca Holmes in 1721. There, he enjoyed a successful mercantile career until his death in 1728. He and his wif...

Massachusetts. Militia (corporateBody)

Ten companies comprised the 12th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia: five from Boston, one from North Bridgewater, one from Abington, one from Weymouth, one from Stoughton, and one from Gloucester. After organization was completed, the regiment was ordered to Fort Warren in Boston Harbor. Three months later it was sent to Harper's Ferry, Va., where it guarded the upper Potomac as part of Bank's division. From the description of Massachusetts Volunteer Militia records, 1861 [ma...

Shepard, William, 1737-1817 (person)

Born in Westfield, Mass. Served in the French and Indian War and with the Continental Army throughout the Revolutionary War. Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1785-1786; chosen major general of the 4th division of the Massachusetts Militia in 1786. From the description of General orders for the militia of the fourth division, 1786 Dec. 5. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 170581748 Army officer. From the description of Massachusett...