From Daniel Shay:
I have been greatly abused, have been obliged to do more than my part
in the war, been loaded with class rates, town rates, province rates,
Continental rates and all rates ... been pulled and hauled by
sheriffs, constables and collectors, and had my cattle sold for less
than they were worth ... The great men are going to get all we have
and I think it is time for us to rise and put a stop to it, and have
no more courts, nor sheriffs, nor collectors nor lawyers.