Transcriptions closed on May 15, 2018. Read more details here.

[No. 69] Protection of the Loyal Citizenry from the Insurgents

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionSouth Caroliniana Collection: Robert Goodloe Harper view image
MicrofilmMassachusetts Historical Society: Benjamin Lincoln Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date February 7, 1787
Author Name Benjamin Lincoln (primary) Location: Petersham
Recipient Name Jonathan Grant (primary)
Summary Lincoln assures Grant that he will address his complaint regarding Col. Badlam but the protection of the loyal citizenry from the insurgents currently takes precedence over other matters. (Shays' Rebellion). Troops marching for Berkshire Mountains to protect citizens from insurgents therefore stopping march for a trial is impossible.
Document Format Letter/Document (contemporary copy, in third hand, unsigned)
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Col. Jonathan Grant; Benjamin Lincoln; Col. Badlam; citizens; Army; troops; General Patterson; insurgents; the well affected to government; ;
Related Places Petersham; Berkshire; mountains; court; ;
Keywords [not available]
Key Phrases I am pressed to arrive as soon as possible as the insurgents are collecting in different parts and are menacing the well-affected to government; your complaint against Col. Badlam; the least discontent; protection to the citizens; their march for Berkshire; letter from General Patterson; trial; court; ex parte trial; satisfaction; your answers on the subject;

[Note: Transcriptions are works in progress and maybe partial. Please help us correct any errors or omissions by signing up for a transcription account.]
[not available]