1812Protection of Gloucester was recorded.Government and Public Service, Military

A request from a group of citizens to have the selectmen call a town meeting to discuss the protection of Gloucester. Courtesy of Gloucester City Archives, CC87, Box 31, FF 3-4
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A petition was started to request that the selectmen call a town meeting in order “to take into consideration the present alarming situation of our town.”

At the meeting, the citizens voted to appeal to the governor of Massachusetts for additional protection against the “enemy” based on their vulnerability on the coast.

Gloucester City Archives, CC87, Box 31, FF 3-4
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