Leverett — War Of 1812
Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.
In July, 1812, the town passed resolutions in support of the General Government in declaring war against Great Britain. In 1813 every man liable to do military duty was obliged to keep a stock of powder and ball on hand. In 1814 it was voted to raise the wages of soldiers to $15 per month, with what the State allowed. In obedience to a requisition from Gov. Strong, the following detached soldiers were sent to Boston, Jonathan Conant, sergt., Lucius Field, Elijah Gardner, Charles Stockwell, Luther Broad, Gideon Handerson, Earle Wilde, Samuel Leland, Abraham Ball, Asa Commins, Peter Hobart, Lyman Richardson.
Touching the action of the town in the war of 1812, it may be noted that Rufus Graves claimed to represent Leverett at the Northampton (anti-war) convention in 1812, but he was not sent there by the town.
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