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United Colonies of New England -Muster
« on: May 22, 2013, 10:49:10 PM »
New Plimmoth Gard

Come and see a combined 17th century military muster by the United Colonies of New England, Sunday June 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm. The event takes place on the Training Green 55 Sandwich St (route 3A) in Plymouth Mass. The New Plimmoth Gard will host the Salem Trayned Band in a combined unit demonstration of 1640's pike and musket drills. All are welcome to come, enjoy and learn.  New Plimmoth Gard always welcomes new members to join the company as we prepare for Plymouth's 400th anniversary.
The United Colonies of New England was a union for "mutual safety and welfare" formed in 1643 by representatives of the colonies of Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Haven. They met in Boston and adopted a written constitution binding the colonies in a league as "The United Colonies of New England." The chief purpose of the league was coordination of defense and the settlement of boundary disputes; the internal affairs of each colony were to be left to its own management. The United Colonies was the first experiment in federation in America.   
Stan Wollman