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Shays

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  • How did soldiers get paid?
  • Paying off war debt.
  • August 29th, North Hampton
  • Soldiers got paid by certificates. They weren't worth anything at that time. However, the soldiers were so desperate that they sold their checks for whatever they could get.
  • September 25th- 28th
  • The Massachusetts legislature payed off war debt by raising taxes. This affected the farmers because they had to foreclose their farms. This shocked them because they didn't have any money at all.
  • Shays new plan.
  • on August 29, a group of farmers with weapons closed the Hampshire County Court of Common Pleas in Northampton. Then, they ended up closing a lot of other courts in other towns.
  • The editor of the Massachusetts Centinel's Observation
  • Daniel Shays and 600 men in uniforms occupied the Springfield courthouse.
  • Shays decided to make a surprise attack. He would then overrun Springfield.
  • It basically observed that the late insurrections in the commonwealth made the new government.
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