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Committee of Safety Musket

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 12/30/2009

Committee of Safety rifles were copied from the British King’s Arms Long Land pattern musket. During the mid-1700s many communities formed Committees of Safety to address the needs and concerns of the times. Committees of Safety during the earlier years of the Revolution served as the chief executive body of the province to transition from colonial to state government. A militia of able-bodied men was subordinate to the Committee and would respond to emergencies if called.


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