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Washington Rangers Records

Washington Rangers Records

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WASHINGTON RANGERS RECORDS, 1807-1812

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Processing of this collection was funded by a grant from the NHPRC (National Historical Publications and Records Commission).





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Washington Rangers (Salem, Mass.)
Title:Washington Rangers Records
Dates:1807/1812
Quantity:.10 linear feet (1 envelope)
Abstract:The Washington Rangers Records includes a copy of the Washington Rangers record book from 1807 to 1812.
Identification:MM 21

Series List

SERIES I. Records of the Washington Rangers

Scope and Content Note

The Washington Rangers Records includes a copy of the Washington Rangers record book from 1807 to 1812. The record book contains a list of officers for the organization along with meeting minutes. The meeting minutes discuss officers elected to various positions, parades, disciplinary hearings with members, and anniversary celebrations. This collection has been arranged into one series.


Historical Sketch

The Washington Rangers were organized on June 23, 1807 in Salem, Massachusetts, as a company for youths not yet eligible for military service. The members chose uniforms, elected officers, and routinely paraded in full dress and arms. The officers elected included both military and civil positions. For military service this included a captain commandant, a lieutenant, and sergeants. For civil positions, this included a clerk, and a standing committee. On September 14, 1807, Benjamin J. Pickman was unanimously chosen as the captain commandant. He served in this position until 1808 when he resigned.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Washington Rangers (Salem, Mass.)
Salem (Mass.)--History, Military
United States--History, Military

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Request for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Washington Rangers Records, MM 21, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was the gift of Mrs. J. Amory Codman.

Processing Information

Collection processed and cataloged by Halley Grogan, March 2012.


Related Material

"Memorials of the Washington Rangers." Essex Institute Historical Collections, Vol. 6, pp. 202.


Bentley, William. The Diary of William Bentley, D. D. Pastor of the East Church, Salem, Massachusetts. Salem, MA: The Essex Institute.


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