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Commanding officer at Fort Le Boeuf

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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 November 14, 1794
Author Name Arthur St. Clair (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary Letter from Governor Arthur St. Clair of Northwest Territory, regarding the post which has been established at Le Boeuf by the state of Pennsylvania, which St. Clair believes is of critical importance. The present commanding officer there is a "prudent Man, and a good officer." St. Clair is worried that the command will soon go to Captain William Miller, who is "strongly in the Interest of the Insurgents" (Whiskey rebels). There are a considerable quantity of military stores there, and pieces of artillery.
Document Format Printed Document
Document Notes ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; Arthur St. Clair; William Miller; Thomas Mifflin; insurgents;
Related Places Pittsburgh; Fort Le Boeuf; Allegheny County; Pennsylvania; Washington County;
Keywords post; garrison; Whiskey Rebellion; artillery;
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