Revolutionary War Association Test
Town of Gilmanton
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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.
Joseph Badger Peaslee Badger Jacob Kelly Joseph Badger, Jur Wm Smith Ebener Eastman Daniel Folsom Paul Bickford Jacob Sleeper [?] Josua Gilman Israel Farrar Jonathan James Noah Dow Joseph Huckins, Juner. David Fifield Wm Silley Isaac Smith Thomas Flanders Peter Gilman Samuel Gilman Ephraim Morrill, Jur. Jonathan Folsom Matthias Sawyer Robert Glidden Andrew Paige Andrew Gliden Samuel Avery Elisha Odlin Benja Woodbridge Dean David Elkins David Clough Nathaniel Elkins Edward Smith John Samborn Edward Fox John Jeffry Mathias Weeks Ephraim Morrill Joseph Parsons William Parsons, Jur Ebenezer Paige John Moody Ezekiel Hoit John Hains Benjamin Huckins Benjamin James Jno Parsons Samuel Greeley Joseph Huckins Saml Fifield John Gilman George Dennet David Beau Joshua Gilman Stephen Bean James Huckings Robert Moulton Daniel Stevens Nathanael Kimball Simon Clough Samuel Thusten Jasper Elkins Samuel Ladd Thomas Taylor Summersbee Gilman Edward Gilman David Avery Ambros Hinds Nathll Webster Abner Clough Elisha Weed Thomas Chattell Jonathan Gilman third William Parsons Lemuel Rand Jeremy Cogswell Nathll Wilson Isaac Batchelder Dudley Young Jonathan Gilman, Jur Jesse Looge John Worth Ebenezer Stevens John Melchir Nathan Samburn Jonathan Ross Jonath Clark Daniel Dudley John Dudley Jeremiah Connor Benjamin Gilman Nehemiah Louge Daniel Evens Jude Bean Henery Mash Joseph Osgood Jeremi Richardson Winthrop Gilman Dudley Hutchinson Jotham Gilman Samuel Osgood Solomon Kinison Eliphelet Gilman Elisha Hutchinson Lowel Sanborn Samuel Clough Benjamin Weeks Stephen Dudley Benjman Dow Antipas Gilman Samuel Brooks Abner Evens Jonathan Hutchinson John Mash Josiah Avery Gilmantown, August ye 28th 1776
Pursuant to the orders of the Committee of safety we have applied to the Inhabitants of Gilmantown to sign the association paper and those named in the List herewith Committed are those that Refuse to sign it.
Edward Smith } selectmen of John Samborn } Gilmantown Samuel Avery Daniel Clough Reuben Allan Noah Weaks Nathnl Webster, Juner. Gideon Bean Gilman Lougey Pain Smith John Fox Thomos Mudget Samuel Weaks Simeon Muget Joshua Bean Philip Pain Joseph Morrill Gilman Lougey, Juner. Jonathon Gilman Amos Paine Edward Lock George Weymouth Hozea Hatch Jonathn Batchelder Joseph Young David Edgerley Orlando Weed John Shepard Isaiah Clough Abraham Folsom Joseph Avery Joseph Clifford Simeon Bean Enoch Bean Gilmantown August ye 28th 1776 several Persons above Named use signing the Association Paper Edward Smith } select men of John Sanborn } gilmantown
To the Honourable the Council and Assembly or the Committee of safety for the Colony of New Hampshire Whereas the select men of the town of Gilmantown have applyed to us to sign an association paper and there being some scruples on our minds we Cant Conscientiously sign it and we beg Leave to assign our Reasons which are as follows viz we agree and Consent to the Declaration of Independence on the British Crown, and are willing to pay our porportion to the support of the United Colonies but as to Defend with arms it is against our Religious principles and pray we may be Excused all which is most Humbly submitted by your Honrs most obedt Humll (?) serts.
Dated Gilmantown August ye 20th 1776 John Fox Orlando Weed Daniel Clough Jonathan Dow Charles Currier Simeon Mudget Joseph Morrill Noah Weeks Samuel Weeks Pain Smith Nathll Webster, Jur Hosea Hatch Samuel Avery Scribner Mudgit Gilman Lougee Gilman Lougee, Jur Joseph Clifford Simeon Bean Ruben Allen Jonathan Bachelder Joseph Young
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.