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                        NEW HAMPSHIRE

     The Hillsborough Troop of Dragoons, led by Fitzhugh
MacCrae, has recently emerged as an active militia in New
Hampshire. MacCrae told The Boston Globe that his group
comprises 63 members, of whom two-thirds are allegedly
combat veterans. While he emphasizes the group's benign and
civic activities, he also boasts, "We're probably better
armed than the Army."

     Elsewhere, the White Mountain Militia operates in
Cornish under the leadership of N. Scott Stevens, who
describes himself as director of the militia's ''Information
Services." Stevens hosted a May 14, 1995, rally in the
Cornish town hall for militia members, extreme anti-gun
control groups, and others hostile to the federal
government.

     Ed Brown. head of the Plainsfield-based Constitution
Defense Militia (see Armed & Dangerous),
has claimed to operate groups in seven states, but his
organization has not engaged in any publicly noted
activity in recent months. According to The Boston Globe,
shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing. Brown said. "We
think it's an inside job.... These criminals within the U.S.
Government want to make us look bad."


~      
ADL Fact Finding Report, "Beyond the Bombing: The Militia
Menace Grows," Anti-Defamation League, 1995.


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