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Rehobeth, Massachusetts Resolution to Follow the Continental and Provincial Congresses Against... "Enemy to the Rights of America"
November 22, 1774-Dated Pre Revolutionary War period, Historical Content Manuscript Document, Town's Protest Declaration Against Treasurer Harrison Gray, Unsigned Resolution, Rehobeth, Massachusetts, Choice Very Fine.
November 22, 1774-Dated, Extraordinary Revolutionary War period historical original source Manuscript Document, Resolution, 1 page, measuring 7.5" x 6.5", at Rehobeth, Massachusetts. Rehobeth is know as one of the oldest and most patriotic towns in the State. Apparently a Protest Declaration for contemporary public reading copy of this Resolution, being well penned and easily readable. The Town declares that they will follow "the Continental and provincial Congresses" and will no longer support the King's Loyalist Treasurer, Harrison Gray. There is some expected age tone and edge roughness at the top margin yet clean and very presentable overall and reads, in full:

"Rehobeth. Nov. 22d 1774 ---

The Town of Rehobeth, being legally warned & Assembled on the Instant made Choice of Mr. Ephraim Starkweather, Mr. Samuel Peck, Capt. Ebenezer Peck, Capt. Philip Wheeler & Capt. Thomas Carpenter a Committee for Executing the Plans of the Continental and provincial Congresses & also gave Orders to the Constable & Collector to pay Henry Gardner (Patriot and Treasurer for the Massachusetts-Bay Provisional Government) of Stow Exch Monies which they then had or in future might have in their Hands belonging to the Province agreeable to a Resolve of the Provisional Congress. Who have considered the late Treasurer Gray unworthy of any further Confidence & an avowed Enemy to the Rights of America."

Treasurer Harrison Gray (1711"1794) was a wealthy merchant, as well as Treasurer and Receiver-General for the Province of Massachusetts Bay, a position that he held from 1753 until the beginning of the Revolution. Although more of a political moderate, in 1774, Gray was forced to choose between Patriotism and Loyalism to the King over the Massachusetts Government Act (which suspended the Provincial Charter). Gray chose to recognize the right of the King and Parliament to suspend, at will, the rights and liberties of Massachusetts Bay.

In 1775, Gray published his loyalist views in a pamphlet titled The Two Congresses Cut Up. Ultimately, Gray's property was confiscated and he was forced to flee Boston in 1776 where he spent the rest of his life in London, England. He was named in the Massachusetts Banishment Act of 1778.
Treasurer Harrison Gray (1711"1794) was a wealthy merchant, as well as Treasurer and Receiver-General for the Province of Massachusetts Bay, a position that he held from 1753 until the beginning of the Revolution. Although more of a political moderate, in 1774, Gray was forced to choose between patriotism and loyalism over the Massachusetts Government Act (which suspended the Provincial Charter). Gray chose to recognize the right of the King and Parliament to suspend, at will, the rights and liberties of Massachusetts Bay.

In 1775, Gray published his loyalist views in a pamphlet titled The Two Congresses Cut Up. Ultimately, Gray's property was confiscated and he was forced to flee Boston in 1776 where he spent the rest of his life in London, England. He was named in the Massachusetts Banishment Act of 1778. Harrison's daughter, Elizabeth Gray Otis, stayed behind with her husband Samuel Allyne Otis [1740"1814], brother of pamphleteer James Otis, Jr. and author Mercy Otis Warren.

Harrison Gray's grandson, Harrison Gray Otis was later able to recuperate some of Gray's property that had been confiscated during the revolution, although Gray himself was deceased by this time.
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