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AN ABSTRACT FROM RESOLVES CONTAINING THE ENCOURAGEMENT OFFERED BY THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, AND BY THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS- BAY, TO SUCH AS SHALL INLIST INTO THE CONTINENTAL ARMY
[Boston: Benjamin Edes, 1777. Broadside, 13 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Expertly repaired separation along upper horizontal fold, short fold separation to left side of middle horizontal fold, moderate marginal dampstaining. About very good. Untrimmed, docketed on verso. A rare recruitment broadside attempting to entice Massachusetts recruits into the Continental Army, printing the resolutions of the Continental Congress and the Massachusetts House in the months following the Declaration of Independence. The inducements offered by the Continental Congress include $20 in bounty, 100 acres of land, a new suit of clothes each year, and a half-pay disability pension if "disabled in the Service of the United States of America as to render him incapable afterwards of getting a Livelihood." The state offers an additional 20£ if the new recruit arrives with "a good effective Fire-Arm, and also a Bayonet, or in Lieu thereof, a Sword, Hatchet or Tomahawk, a Cartridge Box and Knapsack." The Congress even offers a free blanket, or a reimbursement of eighteen shillings if the soldier brings his own. The broadside is signed in type by Samuel Freeman, the Speaker, Pro Tempore, and also by John Avery, Deputy Secretary of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in Boston. "Very fine revolutionary broadside issued during the period when Washington had to beg for troops. Contains the four resolves of Congress, passed August 26th, September 16th, 18th, and 19th, October 8th, and November 12th, 1776, relative to the pay and bounty of officers and men in the Continental Army as part of the Fifteen … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]

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