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The Irish Atlantic
10 March 2017 to 22 September 2017 Details
The Revolution forced many changes on Massachusetts society including the relationships and expectations of those living in the countryside. Courthouse takeovers began in the summer of 1786 when officials failed to address petitions for relief from taxes and judgments rendered against farmers by debt-enforcing courts. Capt. Job Shattuck was one of the early leaders who sided with the protestors, and he paid dearly for the effort. Shocking new evidence found in court records allows us to reassess his role and reputation.
Gary Shattuck is a retired federal prosecutor who enjoys researching and writing about newfound discoveries lying deep within little-used legal documents.
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