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Sunday, November 11, 2007

November 11. 1778
James Shilder, Martin Shaw and Will Van Dusen got drunk today and complained when they could not buy more strong beer at the gate. They threw stones, shoes and bones at Mr. Cowdry's office breaking his windows to display their displeasure. A number of other men joined in hoping to also get drunk before they enlisted in the British navy. The Captain of the militia decided not to bring in his armed men to break up the riot but rather waited for the main body of prisoners to turn in the ring leaders which we did. These were then promptly placed in the black hole.

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