I am doing genealogy work (not a genealogy question) and noticed my ancestors on a list regarding who would agree to fight the Britain in the American Revolutionary War.
The document is from people near Boston, MA where it looks like the government sent out a "circular" to collect signatures from those who agreed or refused to support the Revolution.
It looks my ancestor made it on the "lets fight" list but it appears to me that the "refuse" list is empty? Was this a printing/formatting error or does it look like no one refused the cause? I would think at least some colonists would remain loyal to the crown.
Also, I'm not sure of the line I highlighted in the text. What does "Extract from the Minutes" mean? Perhaps the "refuse" list is outside of this document?
The content I am describing is from page 330-336 in the link below.