Sep 17, 2009 - Sale 2186

Sale 2186 - Lot 36

Price Realized: $ 510
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--RHODE ISLAND.) An Act in Addition to . . . "An Act for the Relief of Persons of Tender Consciences, and for Preventing Their Being Burthened with Military Duty." Broadside, 14 x 8 1/2 inches; silked, quite worn with partial loss of several letters, scattered early marginalia; addressed on verso to town clerk of East Greenwich; library release stamp on verso. (JCB) [Providence, 1777]

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A 21 April 1777 act of the Rhode Island General Assembly, ordering that citizens "who have taken the Affirmation, or produced Certificates from the Meetings of Friends" be exempt from military service, but be required to pay for substitutes. Alden, Rhode Island 699; Bristol B4592.