Revolutionary War Association Test
Town of Chesterfield
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WE, the Subscribers, do hereby solemnly engage, and promise, that we will, to the utmost of our Power, at the Risque of our Lives and Fortunes, with ARMS, oppose the Hostile Proceedings of the British Fleets, and Armies, against the United American COLONIES.
Abraham Wood Isaac Davis Oliver Cobleigh Oliver Farwell William Farwell Warrin Snow William Thomas William Simonds Josh Smith Jonathan Farr 3 Benjamin Hudson Josiah Streeter Jonathan Cobleigh Saml Fairbank Josiah Lamb Archibeld Roberson Larrance Walton John Sanderson Jonathan Hildreth, Jur Josiah Hastings Noah Emmons Ephraim Wheeler Joseph Higgins Joseph Wheeler Zenas Fairbank Isaac Hildreth James Robertson Simon Davis John Snow Jonathan Farwell Silas Thompson Jonathan Davis Ebenezer Streeter Daniel Baldwin Amos Smith Jonathan Farr 4 Thomas Farr Moses Smith Micheal Woodcock Jonas Stearns Jona Farr 2 Samll Walker Andrew Coburn Phinehas Brown William Fisher James Wheeler, Jur Andrew Hastings Jonathan Cresey John Cobleigh James McElroy James Wheeler Nathan Bishop Israel Johnson Elisha Rockwood Dan Cobleigh Peter Wheeler Ephrm Hubburd John White John Bishop Nathan Thomas Abel Emons William Robertson Edward Hildreth James Davis Enoch Streeter John Prat Nathl Bingham Abel Ray Samuel Farr Nehemiah Merrill Iasaac Farr John Haskell Silas Wood William Henry Amasa Coburn Douglass Robins Sherebiah Fay Joseph Metcalf David Stooddert, Jur. John Peacock Michael Cresey Moses Smith, Jr. David Stone John Grandey Silvanus Battey Increas Daniles Abijah Starns Ebenezer Taft Joh Richardson Aaron Farr Moses Ellis Amos Davis Nathan Metcalf Jonathan Cobleigh Zur Evans William Farr, Junr Ithamar Chamberlan Caleb Johnson Amos Streeter Abner Johnson Kimball Carlton Theodorus Bingham John Pierce Benjamin Coburn Ephram Farr Samll Farr, Jur Ezekiel Powers Obadiah Morrill Daniel Farr Thomas Harris Hallawill Merrill Thomas Daby Marting Warner Samll Peacock Ephraim Baldwin Samuel Hildreth Wilm Aires John Grandey Ebenezer Gail Ebenezer Farr Abner Albee Mathew Gray William Hildreth Daniel Kinisen James Reed Joel Whitney James Mansfield Michaell Medcalf Amos Hubburd Benjamin Smith Patrick Mcmichel Abijah Kingsbery John Ellis David Farr Oliver Hubbard Charles Johnson Jona Farr Samuel Fletcher Abraham Farr
In obediance to the within Decleration that we Recd from you Honours we Proseeded According to your Directions and the persons Names underwriten are these that Refuse to Sign to the Decliration on your Paper.
Chesterfield June 12 1776 Ephm Baldwin } Moses Smith, Jr.} Select men Michael Cresey } of Ephrm Hubburd }Chesterfield Samuel Hildreth } Capt Jonathan Hildreth Eleazer Pomeroy Ebenezer Coopper Ephraim Whitney Samll Davis Converce Esech Earl Jab: Keing Lenl Ephraim Whitney Ebenezer Hervey Joseph Printice Ebenezer Flitcher, Jur Elisha Walton Silas Bennet
To the Honourable Com'ittee of Safety or general Assembly of the Colony of New Hampshire----
As soon as ever we recievd your Directions, requesting us to desire all the Males in this Town to Sign to a Declaration (Lunaticks &e excepted) In Obedience thereto we Immediately proceeded to give publick Notice of your Intentions, and otherwise as we Thought would have the Most Effectual Tendency to have put into Execution, in order that we might make a Return by our Representative, but having So Short a Time for to accomplish the Matter in So great a Town, and being unwilling to omit anything relating to our Duty and which might be for the Benefit of the Whole, we calmly deliberated on the Matter, asked ye Advice of our Representive and others of Sense and Steadiness and as we were not limitted to a certain Time to make a Return, we purpose to make one as Soon as it may be done with Conveniency So rest your Humble Servts
Ephm Baldwin } Michael Cresey } Samll Hildreth }
Source: "Miscellaneous Revolutionary Documents of New Hampshire, Vol. 30 State Papers Series", Albert Stillman Batchellor Litt. D, Editor of State Papers, Manchester, NH Printed for the State by the John B. Clarke Co. 1910.