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Amh_Jeff_17590305.pdf
Letter from Jeffery Amherst to Lt. Col. John Bradstreet regarding construction of boats, hire and pay of laborers, and finance for military campaign, March 5, 1759. Several months later Amherst successfully captured Fort Ticonderoga on the Hudson…

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Letter from William Boltwood to the Amherst Committee of Correspondence asking to be restored to public favor and endorsing measures taken by the Continental Congress.

simeon_acctbook_1760.pdf
Two pages from Simeon Clark's account book showing records related to Martha Selfring and Edward Selfring. Under Martha's name is listed work relating to weaving and sewing. Under Edward's name is listed work relating to providing food goods.

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Deed from Joseph Eastman of Hadley to Jonathan Smith of Hadley conveying tract of land in the second division of the Third Precinct (now Amherst).

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Hadley, Northampton, Hatfield, and Deerfield are portrayed.

English. Title in German. Some place names, terms, etc., also have German work supplied. From the author's Atlas geographicvs major. 1753-59 [i.e. 1784; v. 1, 1759] part of v. 1, part 2,…

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Deed from Ebenezer Kellogg of Hadley to Nathaniel Smith of Hadley conveying tract of land in the second division of the Third Precinct (now Amherst).

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According to text on the back of the photograph, this house was built by John Sheldon about 1690 and razed in 1848. This photograph was copied from the only daguerreotype of the house in existence, belonging to the late Professor Aaron Warner (of…

Amherst_Name_Petition.pdf
This is a letter of petition to Thomas Pownall, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts. John Nash, Isaac Ward, and Nehimieh Dickinson propose that the new town that is separating from Hadley should be named after Baron Jeffery Amherst.

Shays_Sargeant_letter_combined_resized.pdf
Dr. Erastus Sargeant writes to Major General William Shepard describing being captured by Shays' Regulators as they attack and loot the town of Stockbridge. They are defeated during a final bloody encounter with government militia at Sheffield, MA on…

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Deed from Ichabod Smith of Hadley to Nathaniel Smith, his son, conveying parcel in the third division of the Third Precinct (now Amherst).

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Deed from Ichabod Smith of Hadley to Nathaniel Smith, his son, conveying parcel of land in the second division of the Third Precinct (now Amherst).

smith_will.pdf
Will of Nathaniel Smith, one of the early settlers of Amherst. He was the first physician to practice in Amherst. He was also a farmer. In this, his last will and testament, he leaves money to his wife and daughter, both named Rebekah, and some to…

Account Book Warner Simeon Clark 1757 600 dpi.jpg
Section from the account book of David Warner, a local blacksmith, showing work he completed for Simeon Clark. Some of the jobs listed: fixing the rim on a dishkettle, fixing grips for a harrow, mending chain, and mill work in a saw mill. The account…

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Record of town meeting held in Amherst in 1755, 20 years after the first meeting. Votes recorded are concerned with choosing officers, committees, raising money for wood for the minister, that the committee chosen to "seat the meetinghouse" make some…

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Warrant to Ebenezer Kellogg to have him notify the inhabitants of Hadley Third Precinct (now Amherst) to meet at the house of Zachariah Field on October 8th to decide matters relating to choosing officers who will have the power to call meetings, and…
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