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Instructions to the Militias Confronting the Insurgents

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CollectionConnecticut Historical Society: Oliver Wolcott Jr. Papers. view image
PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date September 29, 1794
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Samuel Smith (primary) Location: Frederick Town
Summary Recognizes Smith's desire to proceed to Frederick Town; instructs him to instead take militia to Fort Cumberland to unite with the troops from Virginia. Has ordered adequate jackets and overalls for the troops at Fort Cumberland. Promises to do everything possible to assure comfort of troops. Acknowledges money requests. The New Jersey and Pennsylvania troops will proceed immediately to Bedford.
Document Format Copy of Signed Document
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Smith; Alexander Hamilton; Mr. [George] Gale; President [Washington]; ;
Related Places Frederick Town; War Department; Fort Cumberland; Virginia; Bedford;
Keywords [Whiskey Rebellion]; jackets; overalls; troops; drafts;
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