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Liberty-Pole cut down at Poughkeepsie


Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N˙Y˙ March 23, 1775.

On the 21st of March, a few friends to liberty met at the house of Mr˙ John Bailey, about two or three miles from Poughkeepsie, and erected a pole on his land, with a flag on it, bearing oil one side the King, and on the other the Congress and Liberty; but the Sheriff of Dutchess County the next day, attended by a Judge of the Inferiour Court, two of His Majesty' s Justices of the Peace, and a Constable, with some others, friends to constitutional liberty and good order, cut the same down, as a publick nuisance.