MPC coats were offered up as a 'bounty' for enlisting for a year in the
militia starting 4 days after the fighting at Concord, MA and the MPC
wanted to equip the volunteers who started to gather around Boston. The
MPC coat (or "bounty coat") was made of brown wool with working pockets
and no lapels. Coats were made by the towns the men were from and were
then sent to the regiments they had enlisted. Over thirteen thousand
coats had been made bythe end of December 1775.