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Motion in Marblehead, Mass.

A great number of the inhabitants may soon be called forth, to assist in defending the charter and constitution of that province, as well as the rights and liberties of all America.From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859.

The people of Marblehead, Massachusetts, met to-day and resolved, that, as a great number of the inhabitants of that town may soon be called forth, to assist in defending the charter and constitution of that province, as well as the rights and liberties of all America, in order thereto it is necessary that they should be properly disciplined and instructed in the art of war; they also ordered that a committee of fifteen be appointed to attend to the conduct of the ministerial tools and Jacobites in that town, and to report their names to the town, that effectual measures may be taken to silence them in the future, or expel them from the community. 1

 

1 Upcott, iv. 295.