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We the subscribers do hereby severally inlist ourselves into the service of the United Colonies of America, to serve from the date hereof until the fifteenth day of January next, if the service requires it; and each one of us do engage to furnis

Colony of the Massachusetts-Bay To [blank] Field officers of the [blank] Regiment of militia in the County of [blank] Greeting. You are hereby directed to fill up and deliver commissions to all such captains and subalterns, as have been elected

In Congress, May 17, 1775. Resolved that all exportations to Quebec, Nova-Scotia, the Island of St. John’s Newfoundland, Georgia, except the Parish of St. John’s and to East and West Florida immediately cease … May 29 Resolved that no provisions

In Provincial congress Watertown, June 15, 1775. Whereas some of the inhabitants of the plantations in this Colony, not incorporated, and some of the inhabitants of the neighbouring colonies, together with a number of the late inhabitants of the

In Provincial congress, Watertown, April 23, 1775. Resolved that the selectmen of each town in this Colony be, and hereby are directed to furnish each non-commissioned officer and private soldier that shall be inlisted in the province service, f

In council, December 1, 1775. Whereas it is of the utmost importance to the inhabitants of this Colony, as well as the American army, that the fortifications at Cambridge and Roxbury be effectually defended and his Excellency General Washington

To the military officers, select-men, and Committee of correspondence in the town of [blank] Gentlemen, Your are hereby most earnestly requested to procure the execution of the subsequent resolve with the greatest possible expedition. In Provinc

In Congress, at Watertown, April 30, 1775. Gentlemen, The barbarous murders on our innocent brethren on Wednesday the 19th instant, has made it absolutely necessary that we immediately raise an army to defend our wives and our children from the

In Provincial congress, Watertown, June 29, 1775. Resolved that thirteen thousand coats be provided as soon as may be, and one thereof given to each non-commissioned officer and soldier in the Massachusetts forces, agreeable to the resolve of co

In Provincial Congress, Watertown, June 8, 1775. Whereas it is necessary to have as soon as may be, a return of the number and equipment of the forces raised by this colony; and whereas it is of the utmost importance that such returns should be

In Provincial congress, Watertown, June 30, 1775. Resolved that all offences committed by any of the soldiers rais’d for defence of the sea coast, shall be tried by a Court martial, consisting of the field officers of the regiment of militia wit

Watertown, November 18, 1775. You have hereunder, copies of two resolves, one passed by the American congress, and the other by our General court, relative to collecting the proper evidences of the depredations made by the ministerial army and n

In Provincial congress, Watertown, May 5, 1775. Whereas the term for which this present Congress was chose, expires on the thirtieth instant, and the exigencies of our public affairs, render it absolutely necessary for the safety of this colony,

In council. November 7th, 1775. Whereas by an Act of this colony made in the sixteenth year of the reign of George the third, intitled. An act impowering the courts of general sessions of the peace, within this colony to grant licences, to innho

Chamber of supplies, Watertown, June 18, 1775. Gentlemen, The welfare of our country again induces us to urge your exertions in sending to the magazine in this place, what can be procured of the following articles, salt pork, beans, peas, vinega

Instructions for the officers of several regiments of the Massachusetts-Bay forces, who are immediately to go upon the recruiting service … Given at the headquarters at Cambridge, this 10th day of July 1775. Horatio Gates, adjutant-general. [Wat

In Council. Watertown, August 23, 1775. Resolved, that the assessors of each town and district, in this colony, for the present year, be required, so far as in their power to exhibit to this court, on the second Tuesday of its next sitting the s

Watertown, July 8th, 1775 Gentlemen. In obedience to the order of Congress, we have proportioned thirteen thousand coats on all the towns and districts in this Colony, excepting Boston and Charlestown; and have inclosued you the proportion, with

In Provincial congress, Watertown, June 17th, 1775. Whereas the hostile incursions this country is exposed to, and the frequent alarms we may expect from the military operations of our enemies, make it necessary that the good people of this colo

In Provincial congress, Watertown, June 30, 1775. To the several town of the County of Hampshire, on the easterly side of Connecticut River, and the towns in the County of Worcester. This congress taking into their most serious consideration the

Watertown, August 14, 1775. This day the following resolve pass’d the General Court or Assembly of the Colony of Massachusetts-Bay in Council. August 13, 1775. Whereas it is made evident to this Court, that many non-commissioned officers and sol

In Congress, Friday, June 9, 1775. Resolved that no obedience being due to the Act of Parliament for altering the charter of the Colony of Massachusetts-Bay, nor to a governor or lieutenant governor who will not observe the direction of, but end

Watertown, [blank] 1775. Received of Moses Gill, Esq; treasurer of the Committee of the Colony of Massachusetts-Bay for the receiving and distributing the donations for the poor of the Towns of Boston and Charlestown, [blank] lawful money, as a

In Provincial congress, Watertown, June 17th, 1775. Whereas some of the inhabitants of the new plantation in this colony, not incorporated, and some of the inhabitants of the neighbouring colonies, together with a number of the late inhabitants

In Provincial Congress, Watertown, June 27th, 1775. Resolved that there be immediately raised in the County of Essex, ten companies, to consist of fifty men each, officers included to be stationed upon the sea coast … In Provincial Congress June

In the House of representatives. Dec. 2, 1775. Resolved, that Mr. Guild, for the county of Suffolk [and 23 others] be and they hereby are severally appointed to use their utmost endeavors to raise the men proportioned and fixed on the several to

In the House of representatives, November 2, 1775. Whereas by two resolves of Congress passed the 1st of May and the 1st of July last, the provision made for the reception and support of the poor of the towns of Boston and Charlestown, who are d

In the House of Representatives. January 17, 1776. Resolved, that the committees or selectmen of the several towns in this Colony, send a just and true account of all the powder, lead and flints, by them delivered by order of the Congress of the

In the House of representatives, January 16, 1776. The committee appointed to consider what further measures are necessary to be taken for furnishing hay for the army reported … William Cooper, speaker pro tem. In Council January 20, 1776. Read

By His excellency, George Washington, Esq; Captain-General and Commander in chief of the forces of the thirteen United Colonies. Whereas the ministerial army abandoned the Town of Boston; and the forces of the United Colonies, under my command,

In the House of representatives, April 19, 1776. Whereas sundry persons of this Colony have joined our unnatural enemies, who have in a hostile manner been endeavouring to enslave the United Colonies; and others have absconded and removed out of

In the House of representatives. February 10 1776. Whereas the votes and proceedings of the Honorable Continental Congress respecting the regiment now raising in this Colony to join the Continental army in Canada, make it necessary that some alt

In the House of representatives. Feb. 15, 1776. Resolved that the plantations within this Colony, not incorporated be, and they are hereby impowered to call a meeting of the inhabitants; which meeting shall be warned by a justice of the peace, w

In the sixteenth year of the reign of George the third, King, &c. 1776. An act for the carrying into execution a resolve of the American Congress, for ascertaining the number of inhabitants in this Colony. [Watertown: Printed by Benjamin Edes, 1

In the House of representatives, June 17th, 1776. A resolve of the late House of representatives passed on the 10th of May 1776, that the inhabitants of each town in this Colony ought in full meeting warned for that purpose to advise the person

In the House of representatives, Feb. 14, 1776. Whereas many constables, and collectors of taxes in this Colony, have neglected to exhibit in this court, the receipts or attested copies thereof, which they have received form the Colony treasurer

In the House of Representatives, September 17th, 1776. Whereas doubt may arise in the minds of some of the good people of this state, who are willing to go out at this important juncture against our unnatural enemies, agreeable to the resolve of

In the House of representatives, June 26, 1776. Whereas repeated applications have been made by the honorable Congress to this Court to procure a sum of hard money, to be forthwith sent into Canada, for the support of our army in that quarter, a

We whose names are under-written, do hereby severally inlist ourselves into the service of the United American Colonies, and severally promise, and engage to continue in such service until the first day of December, 1776 … [Watertown: Printed by

In the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-six. An act for establishing a naval office for ascertaining the fees. [Watertown: Printed by Benjamin Edes, 1776].

In the House of representatives, February 13, 1776. Whereas it appears to this Court, that it will be greatly conducive to the safety and welfare of this and the other colonies, at a time of common danger, that a committee be chosen in each town

Watertown, July 3, 1776. In Council. Ordered, that the following part of the resolution of this General Assembly respecting the declaration prescribed in the Act, commonly call the test act, be forthwith published in hand bills, and sent to the

The Committee of both houses on the letter this morning received by this Court from His Excellency General Washington relative to supplying the army with fire-arms, beg leave to report by way of resolve: [That a committee be appointed to collect

Whereas it appears to this Court, that the part of the militia of this Colony now in the American army as a temporary reinforcement in consequence of a resolve of said Court the 1st of December last [Allowing their claim one penny per mile for t

To [blank] Gentlemen. Greeting. You are hereby impowered immediately to enlist a company, to consist of eighty-eight able-bodied and effective men, including non-commissioned officers and privates, as soldiers in the service of this Colony, to d

To [blank] Sir, You are hereby impowered immediately to inlist a company to consist of [blank] able bodied and effective men (including officers) as soldiers in the Massachusetts service, for the defence of the sea coast in this Colony, agreeabl

Colony of Massachusetts Bay 1776. We the subscribers, do each of us severally for ourselves, profess, testify, and declare, before God and the world that we verily believe that the war, resistance and opposition in which the United American Colo

Estate of Alvin Adams, Watertown.

Estate of Alvin Adams, Watertown.

View of Watertown, Mass., 1879.

Student Officers

#6159 16" Howitzer Carriage: Cradle, Bore for Recoil, Recuperator and Pullrods

German Mark 4 Tank

#6160 16" Howitzer Carriage: Cradle, Bore Liners and Cut Keyway

#6257 14" Ry. Mt., Cradle, Boring and Threading Holes in Trunnions

Shell Handling before Shipment

#6175 North Wing Machine Shop

#6169 Recuperator Shop

Field Test of Recoil Carriage

Senator John F. Kennedy Shakes Hands with an Officer at the Watertown Arsenal

John F. Kennedy Meets Workers

Senator John F. Kennedy Meets with Officers at the Watertown Arsenal

Charles River Road and Bridge from Arsenal Grounds

#6176 Bar Stock Shed

#6168 Scull Cracker

#6308

#5830 Frame for Locating Fixture for Keyways in 16" B C Cradle

#6173 Old Erecting Shop

#5805 10" Sliding Railway Mount M1919

12 Inch Mortar

Blood Drive

#5868 12" Howitzer R R Mount M 1918

#6207 16" Barr. Carr., Recoil Band, Cutting Keyway

#5812 Side Frames for 16" B C

John F. Kennedy Meets Workers

#6249 12" Motor Mounted on 36" Gauge Trucks

Female Worker, Watertown Arsenal

#5872 16" B C Section of Base Ring

#6204 16" B. C., Recoil Band, Boring Holes for Pull & Piston Rods

#6253 16" Barr. Carr., Cradle in R. R. Car: Ready for Shipment

#6171 Cradle Shop

#6163 Student Officers at Work on Moulds at Foundry

Senator John F. Kennedy Meets with an Officer at the Watertown Arsenal

Two Hundred and Forty Millimeter Carriage and Truck

Senator John F. Kennedy Talks with an Officer at the Watertown Arsenal

Senator John F. Kennedy Meets with Officers at the Watertown Arsenal

Senator John F. Kennedy and an Officer Stand Outside on a Road, Both Pointing Up

Colonel John Mather and James F. Halloran Rehearsing Script for "Army Hour"

#6199 Student Officers: Moulding in Foundry

#6258 16" How. Cradle. Finishing Faces for Flev. And Range Disc Racks

#6170 Ingot Storage Yard

Carriage and Truck

#5858 16" B C Cutting Teeth in Traversing Rack

Student Officers Moulding at the Foundry

#5859 16" B C Cutting Teeth in Traversing Rack

#6177 Hardening Plant

#6158 14" Gun Ry. Mt.; Cradle, Bore for Recoil, Recuperator and Pull Rods

#6184 Pull Back Device: 16" Barr. Carr.

Group of Female Workers

#5811 Side Frames for 16" B C