On the Whiskey Rebellion

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
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Date August 5, 1794
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: Treasury Departement
Recipient Name George Washington (primary)
Summary Secretary Hamilton writes to President Washington on the Whiskey Rebellion. Mentions that the Collector of the Revenue, Robert Wilson, was attacked by the rebels: "stripped of his Cloaths which were afterwards burnt, and after having been himself inhumanly burnt in several places with a heated Iron was tarred and feathered - and about day light dismissed - naked wounded and otherwise in a very suffering condition."
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Document Notes ADf, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; copy, RG 46, Third Congress, 1793-1795, Messages from the President, National Archives; [Philadelphia] Dunlap and Cloaypoole's American Daily Advertiser, August 21
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Related Persons/Groups George Washington; Alexander Hamilton; officers; David Bradford; Robert Wilson;
Related Places Treasury Department; Pennsylvania; western Pennsylvania; Alleghany County; Washington County; Fayette County; Westmoreland County; Red Stone Old Fort;
Keywords Whiskey Rebellion; crisis; revolt; insurrection; tax; excise; whiskey; spirits; distilled; stills; violence; threats; outrage; meetings; resolutions; committees;
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