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It is ordered that every one that beares armes shall be completely furnished with armes (vis), a musket, a sworde, bandoleers, a rest, a pound of powder, 20 bullets fitted to their musket, or 5 pound of pistol shott or swan shat tatt least” – Proceedings of a General Court, New Haven November 25, 1639

“It is ordered that every one that beares armes shall be completely furnished with armes (vis), a musket, a sworde, bandoleers, a rest, a pound of powder, 20 bullets fitted to their musket, or 5 pound of pistol shott or swan shat tatt least” – Proceedings of a General Court, New Haven November 25, 1639

The colony of New Haven was was a small settlement of Puritans that was established in 1637. It never held any type of charter and members of the religious group were the only ones who could hold office. It was gradually absorbed into the colony of Connecticut and ceased to exist in 1664.

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Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force Photo By: Cpl Anna Albrecht