Appeal to Amherst women for funds

Image

AppealToWomen.jpg

Title

Appeal to Amherst women for funds

Subject

United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783; Women -- Massachusetts -- Amherst
Amherst (Mass.)

Description

Appeal for financial contributions addressed to the women of Amherst in order to help offset the heavy tax burden imposed on the town treasury by the Revolutionary War.

Publisher

Jones Library Special Collections

Date

1781-12-20

Rights

This digital file may be used for educational uses, as long as it is not altered in any way. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the digital files from the Jones Library.

Format

image/jpg

Language

English

Type

Photographs

Identifier

Folder: Amherst -- Women

Original Format

Manuscript

Text

Amherst December 20th 1781
An address to the Ladys of this Town
On consideration of the great and necessary charges arise
Ing on the Inhabitants of this town. By reason of the expensive
Defence made against our unnatural Enemies, together with the
Debts demanded by our own Citizens at the Present day
therefore it appears highly Reasonable that all Persons
Receiving Benefits from the Defence of our Pleasant
and fertile country and other ways should be touched by a warm &
Benevolent Zeal to Lend their assistance to Encourage
their over Burdened friends and Neighbors who are
by the Laws of our Land taxed to fray the Charges
thereof Publick & Domestick; the address is seriously
to awaken the attention of the [female] virtuous
and compassionate Womenkind Espeacially such as are
yet in single Life to cashe into the treasury
of amherst their volentary gifts for the Relief
of those who no Doubt you wish well
unto and in whose welfare you will? share? a part
firmly Persuaded of Justice? In so Reasonable a Request to
such Aprehensive Quick sighted sympathizing Matrons
we shall Lend our hand to distinguish the Names and Carecters
of such worthy deeds to their Lasting Honnour
you the Ladys that come to the Knowledge of this ad [???]
will be so good as to subscribe their Names and their
gifts to the town treasury or the select men
or other ways as they shall see Cause.

Citation

“Appeal to Amherst women for funds,” Digital Amherst, accessed December 13, 2017, http://www.digitalamherst.org/items/show/795.