Virginia Will Do Her Duty

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CollectionLibrary of Congress: Alexander Hamilton Papers view image
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 25, 1794
Author Name Edward Carrington (primary) Location: Richmond
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Carrington assures Hamilton that Virginians will do their part in supporting the government's stand against the Pennsylvania insurgents. [Whiskey Rebellion]
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; Edward Carrington; independent planters and farmers; factious men; virtuous men; Congress; anarchists; ;
Related Places Richmond; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords public sentiment in Virginia; insurgency in the western parts of Pennsylvania; requisition of the President; democratic societies; British debtors; factions; liberty; property; domestic happiness; real temper of the people; monarchy; aristocracy; British influence; French Republicanism; majority; minority; principle of republicanism; evil; radical extirpation; embers of sedition; ;
Key Phrases When a minory openly resists the laws passed by a majority, and thus counteracts the most essential principle of republicanism, the truth stands too fully exposed to be perverted.
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