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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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Military drill performance on the Massachusetts Agricultural College fields. Soldiers are lined up in rows.

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Letter to Mary Boltwood from her husband on the day before he says he is to set sail with a large contingent of soldiers, from Lake George to Ticonderoga.

Fort Ticonderoga controlled the route between the Hudson River Valley and Canada in the wars…

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Bond given by William Boltwood, Josiah Moody and Ebenezer Mattoon to Elisha Porter, sheriff of Hampshire County, for 100 pounds of lawful money guaranteeing Boltwood's continued imprisonment and safekeeping in the Northampton jail until lawfully…

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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.

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View of the drill hall with three cannons on the lawn. From Handbook of Amherst by Frederick H. Hitchcock (1894): The drill Hall was erected in 1883, at an expenditure of $6500. The Armory, at the right of the entrance, contains the arms furnished by…

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Built in 1869, this structure housed the chemistry lab, a chapel, and a military hall and armory. It burned in September of 1922.

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View of the drill hall with one cannon on the lawn. From Handbook of Amherst by Frederick H. Hitchcock (1894): The drill Hall was erected in 1883, at an expenditure of $6500. The Armory, at the right of the entrance, contains the arms furnished by…

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View of the drill hall with three cannons on the lawn. From Handbook of Amherst by Frederick H. Hitchcock (1894): The drill Hall was erected in 1883, at an expenditure of $6500. The Armory, at the right of the entrance, contains the arms furnished by…

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Group of Massachusetts Agricultural College students in military drill formation around three cannons.

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Front view of dilapidated Conkey's Tavern in Pelham.

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Front and left-side view of dilapidated Conkey's Tavern showing the gently rolling hill it rests upon.

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Front view of Conkey's Tavern in Pelham.

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View of dilapidated Conkey's Tavern showing the lean-to which housed the kitchen in back. Excerpted from short history on back of photograph: "This historic tavern was built in 1758 by William Conkey, in the deep valley, midway between Pelham East…

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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