Shays' Rebellion: The Hanging of Co-Leader, Captain Henry Gale

Shays' Rebellion: The Hanging of Co-Leader, Captain Henry Gale

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by Lisa Saunders
     
 

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Henry Gale responded to Paul Revere’s call to Lexington and was honored as a patriot. Yet a decade later, he was considered a traitor for his leadership role in Shays’ Rebellion—a movement to stop courts from prosecuting and jailing the many Revolutionary War veterans unable to pay their debts in the post-war credit crisis. After a military

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Henry Gale responded to Paul Revere’s call to Lexington and was honored as a patriot. Yet a decade later, he was considered a traitor for his leadership role in Shays’ Rebellion—a movement to stop courts from prosecuting and jailing the many Revolutionary War veterans unable to pay their debts in the post-war credit crisis. After a military conflict between the insurgents and the militia, Henry Gale was arrested, found guilty of treason and sentenced to “be hanged by the neck until he be dead.” Marched up to the scaffold, the gathered crowd watched the noose placed around his neck and prayers said. Moments before this father of several young children was about to be dropped from the land of the living, the sheriff pulled out a piece of paper and read a statement from Governor John Hancock.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011294129
Publisher:
Lisa Saunders
Publication date:
04/22/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Lisa Saunders is an award-winning writer living in Mystic, Connecticut, with her husband and beagle/basset hound. A speaker, she specializes in topics such as travel and how to get free publicity, get published, finding ways to cope in adversity, and the preventable but little publicized viral causes of birth defects. She works part-time as a history interpreter at Mystic Seaport and is a graduate of Cornell University. Visit her at: http://www.authorlisasaunders.com/

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
40 page long research project for college that no doubt got a c.....maybe.