Boston: S. Kneeland, 1757. Broadside, double sided, 13 x 8 inches. Slight creasing, small holes from being previously bound, near fine overall. Near Fine. Item #List1527
A broadside printed by S. Kneeland in 1758 concerning the billeting of soldiers and officers during the French and Indian War. Title continues: Billeting Officers and Soldiers. An Act. Passed by the Great General Court or Assembly of His Majesty’s Province of Massachusetts-Bay in New England: Begun and Held at Boston upon Wednesday the twenty-fifth Day May 1757. An Act making Provision for Quartering and Billeting Recruiting Officers and Recruits in his Majesty’s Regular Forces, employed for the Protection and Defence of his Majesty’s Dominions in North-America.” The law required town officials to quarter and billet recruiting officers and recruits. Disputes over the funding of the war would help lay the groundwork for the American Revolution. We find no physical copies in OCLC. Cushing, Mass. Laws 628.