TO THE SELECTMEN OF.... [regarding Edgartown and Tisbury fulfilling their quotas for the draft]. [Caption title.]. Richard L. PEASE, Henry L. Whiting, W H. Sturtevant.

TO THE SELECTMEN OF.... [regarding Edgartown and Tisbury fulfilling their quotas for the draft]. [Caption title.]

[Edgartown, MA? June 13, 1864]. Circular. 26 x 20cm. Printed in two columns, and signed in type by Richard Pease of Edgartown, and Henry Whiting and W.H. Sturtevant of Tisbury. This copy directed, in manuscript, to the selectmen of Shrewsbury, Mass. The Martha's Vineyard towns complain that they have filled their quotas of recruits for military service, but "that, owing to defective or incorrect returns or records of state, city or town officials, or, possibly, to fraud or connivance on the part of agents and military officers, their claims were disallowed, their labors lost, and their moneys uselessly expended." Men they have furnished have been claimed for other towns, according to this broadside, and the cases are not isolated. In remedy the towns affected must seek their own justice. A meeting in the Marlboro Hotel in Boston is called for the 22nd of June, each town to provide a written statement of their claims. No locations found. Item #66141

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