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Whiskey Rebellion in Maryland ended

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date September 23, 1794
Author Name Thomas Sim Lee (primary) Location: Annapolis
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary Governor of Maryland gleefully informs Secretary Hamilton that the Whiskey Rebels in Maryland have been "entirely crushed without the loss of one life." According to Governor Lee, the "alacrity" of the State militia and the "general spirit" of the citizens in support of the State discouraged the "Insurgents" and induced them to abandon their attack on the arsenal "without a trial of their strength." Some of the rebels have been placed in jail; others have been admitted bail. Governor Lee looks forward to "restoring the peace and order of the government in that Quarter." Announces that the State militia will now march to Cumberland to fight the rebels there.
Document Format Printed Document
Document Notes Copy, RG 56, Letters 2d Comptroller, 2d Auditor, Executive of Maryland and Georgia, 1789-1833, Maryland National Archives.
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; Thomas Sim Lee; governor; militia; insurgents; arsenal; rebels; corps;
Related Places Annapolis; Maryland; Cumberland; Virginia;
Keywords detachments; horses; gaol; bail; jail; insurrection; rebellion; Whiskey Rebellion; arms;
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