Offering a related pair of early Massachusetts Militia documents
(7 ¼” x 11 ¾”), May 2, 1825, one is a period) copy of the other, directed at
the Governor, who would have been acting Gov. Marcus Morton. The documents involve the second regiment,
second brigade of the first Division of Massachusetts Militia. The company had been reduced from 55 to 19. “That
this reduction was effected by Capt. Earl B. Gannett, late commander of a
company of cavalry enlisting twenty-six of our company into his contrary to the
law regulating the militia and before the same was known to us Capt. Gannett
had resigned and obtained his discharge.
“It is understood by us that it is the intention of the members of said cavalry company to petition your Excellency to have said cavalry company disbanded and they be allowed to raise a company of Riflemen or infantry…”
Staining on the lower portion of each document. Expected toning and folds. Very readable.
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