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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.520.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1777 
Title Appointment of Nathaniel Dearing as a captain in the Massachusetts militia
Date 1 February 1777
Author Massachusetts Bay Council  
Document Type Military document
Content Description Partially printed document signed by John Avery as deputy secretary of the council. Also signed by members of the Massachusetts Bay Council, including: Artemas Ward, Caleb and Thomas Cushing, John Winthrop, Moses Gill, B. White, John Taylor, William Phillips, John Whitcomb, L. Hopkins, Daniel Davis, Jer. Powell, Jabez Fisher, E. Thayersir, and Dr. Samuel Holten. Dearing was appointed a captain in the 7th company, 1st regiment of militia for Cumberland County, commanded by Colonel Peter Noyes. Accompanied by an unidentified silhouette (see GLC01450.520.02).
Subjects Militia  Government and Civics  Military History  
People Avery, John (1739-1806)  Ward, Artemas (1727-1800)  Cushing, Thomas (1725-1788)  Gill, Moses (1734-1800)  Holten, Samuel (1738-1816)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Related documents Unidentified silhouette