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Enclosure: Distribution of Massachusetts’ 14th Circle into Subdistricts, [28 April 1799]

[Enclosure]
Distribution & Assignment of the 14th. Circle in the State of Massachusetts into SubDistricts, under the direction of Lieut. Colonel Commandant Rice7

Names of the Officers Superintending the Subdistricts Numbers of the Subdistricts The Principal Town or the Rendezvous of the Subdistricts Officers Superin-Tending Districts Plan of District Rendezvous
Captain Ashmun8 No. 1 Pittsfield } Major
Walker
Springfield
Captain Phelps No. 2 Great Barrington
Captain Babbitt No. 3 Springfield
Lieutt. Cheney Captn. }
Lithgow not accepting
No. 4 Northampton
Captain Chandler No. 5 Worcester
Captain Tolman No 6 Dedham } Major
Winslow
Taunton
Captain Thwing No 7 Boston
Captain Brown No 8 Plymouth
Captain Emerry No 9 Taunton
Lieutt Rand }
Captn Pierce not
accepting
No 10 West Part
   of
Bridgewater

7D, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.

8Phineas Ashmun had been appointed a lieutenant in the Fourteenth Regiment of Infantry on January 8, 1799 (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. description ends , 300, 303). He declined the appointment (Godfrey, “Provisional Army,” description begins Charles E. Godfrey, “Organization of the Provisional Army of the United States in the Anticipated War with France, 1798–1800,” The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography XXXVIII (1914: Reprinted, New York, 1965). Godfrey confuses the Provisional Army with the Additional Army. description ends 171) and was appointed captain in the same regiment on March 3, 1799 (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. description ends , 322, 323).

Solomon Phelps, Erasmus Babbet, Jr., Thomas Chandler, John Tolman, Nathaniel Thwing, James Brown, and Ephraim Emery were appointed captains in the Fourteenth Regiment of Infantry on January 8, 1799 (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. description ends , 299, 303).

Arthur Lithgow and Joseph Peirce, Jr., were appointed captains in the Fourteenth Regiment of Infantry on March 3, 1799 (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. description ends , 322, 323), but both declined appointment (Godfrey, “Provisional Army,” description begins Charles E. Godfrey, “Organization of the Provisional Army of the United States in the Anticipated War with France, 1798–1800,” The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography XXXVIII (1914: Reprinted, New York, 1965). Godfrey confuses the Provisional Army with the Additional Army. description ends 172).

Alpheus Cheney and Isaac Rand, Jr., were appointed lieutenants in the Fourteenth Regiment of Infantry on January 8, 1799 (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. description ends , 300, 303).

John Walker and Isaac Winslow were appointed majors in the Fourteenth Regiment of Infantry on January 8, 1799 (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828), I. description ends , 299, 303).

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