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William Apess’s full signature on an I.O.U. located in the Barnstable County courthouse. One of only two known full signatures by Apess in his own hand. The other is on the 1833 Mashpee Memorial written while he served out his prison time for “inciting a riot” in the 1833 attempt by the Mashpee to wrest control over their community from appointed white Overseers (known as the Mashpee Revolt).