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May 22, 1777

Mr. Laval and 7 armed men extort money for not drilling in Nazareth, Gnadenthal, and Christiansbrunn.

Taken from the translated excerpts of the Nazareth diaries 1776-1777 from the Moravian Archives:

May 22nd 1777. In the afternoon came to our village Mr. Laval with 7 armed men and extorted from the bretheren the money for not having been drilled and for not carrying arms, just as they did afterwards in Gnadenthal and Christian Spring.

Year: 
1777
Date: 
Thursday, May 22, 1777