Sea Fencibles

Sea Fencibles Collection (1817, 1823)

Scope and Content: The Collection consists of one letter and one certificate.  The letter (1817), written by Judah Alden, acknowledges that Duxbury received a canon for use in it’s defense by a company of Sea Fencibles during the War of 1812.  The certificate (1823) was given to John B. Jones for his membership in the Boston Sea Fencibles.

Biographical Note:  During the War of 1812 the United States raised companies of Sea Fencibles to defend coastal towns.  These companies were made up of men who had previously earned their livelihood on the water.  Each company was comprised of 107 men. 

 Organization: The Collection consists of two items in one folder.

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