From the "Miscellaneous Revolutionary Documents of New Hamphire, Vol. 30 State Papers Series edited by Albert Stillman Batchellor, 1910."


Colony of New Hampshire


April 12, 1776

In order to carry the underwritten RESOLVE of the Hon'ble Continental CONGRESS into Execution, You are requested to desire all Males above Twenty One Years of Age (Lunaticks, Idiots, and Negroes excepted) to sign the DECLARATION on this Paper; and when so done, to make Return hereof, together with the Name or Names of all who shall refuse to sign the same, to the GENERAL-ASSEMBLY, or Committee of Safety of this Colony. - M. Weare, Chairman

In CONGRESS, March 14th, 1776

Resolved, That it be recommended to the several Assemblies, Conventions, and Councils, or Committees of Safety of the United Colonies, immediately to cause all Persons to be disarmed, within their Respective Colonies, who are notoriously disaffected to the cause of AMERICA, Or who have not associated, and refuse to associate, to defend by ARMS, the United Colonies, against the Hostile Attempts of the British Fleets and Armies. - Extract from the Minutes. Charles Thompson, Sec'ry.

In Consequence of the above Resolution, of the Hon. Continental CONGRESS, and to shew our Determination in joining our American Brethren, in defending the Lives, Liberties, and Properties of the Inhabitants of the UNITED COLONIES,

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.

John mcClery John Mcgaffey Elipht Sanborn
Ebenezer Bracket Aaron Burbank Reuben Sanborn
Samuel Blake Simon Cass William Nason
James marden John Cate Ephraim Locke
Thomas Babb Benson Ham John McClary Jur
Andrew McGaffey Neal McGaffey Jeremiah Prescott
Samuel Daves Francis Lock Jonathan knowles
George Sanders Levi Cass Jeremiah Page
Benjamin Johnston samuel Rand William Drought
Jethro Blake Israel Folsom samuel ames juen
Thomas Holt Junr William Rand mark moses
John Casey George Wallis George Uren
Joseph Sharborn Simon Knowles Benjn Gooddwin
Josiah Knowles moses Locke Abraham Walles
Richerd treep Ephraim Pettingell Nathaniel Payn ?
Ebenezer Wallias Henry mcCrelles moses Osgood
Waymuth Wallas Obidiah Williams Simeon Chapman
Nathan Marden John mccreles Joseph Seavy
David Knowlton Joseph Towle hennery Seavy
Nathniel willes Isaac Lebbee John Haneis
William McCreles James Nelson Samuel Ames
William Holt Silvanus moses Samuel meses
Epheraim Beray   Beneet Lebbee

Refused to sign - John Cass and William Odiorne


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