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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.

Thursday, May 22, 1777