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  • Pay for the Continental Soldiers at the end of the War
  • Here's your certificate
  • Thanks for your service
  • That is all i get for being a good soldier
  • Massachusetts Debt
  • Did you know everybody is getting taxed.
  • Ya its because of the spi
  • August 29th in North Hampton
  • The Soldiers got rewarded or paid with certificates. I don't agree with that because they should have got paid with real money in my opinion.
  • September 25th - 28th
  • The Massachusetts legislature taxed them and farmers and that was bad because farmers had the pay for more stock but now they couldn't.
  • Shay's New Plan
  • On August 29th, an armed group of farmers closed the Hampshire County Court of Common Pleas in Northampton, bringing all foreclosures to a halt.
  • The editor of the Massachusetts Centinel's Observation
  • From September 25th to 28th, Shays' own band of 600 farmers, most wearing their Continental Army uniforms, occupied the Springfield courthouse and prevented the Supreme Judicial Court from sitting there.
  • With Shay's new plan they would mount a surprise attack and overrun the new federal arsenal at Springfield. There they would find all the weapons they needed.
  • The editor of the Massachusetts Centinel observed that the "late insurrections in the Commonwealth must be considered as the cause of bringing the federal government into existence, at a much earlier period than would otherwise have been."
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