Context

Context of Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the House of Representatives, July 11, 1783. : Whereas it is necessary that the legislature should be furnished with an account of all bounties paid to soldiers during the war, in order that a charge thereof may be made against the United States: Therefore, resolved, that the selectmen ... collect the receipts ... of all bounties paid ... Resolved further, that the secretary ... collect an account of the dates of all the resolves ... for raising or detaching men ..
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