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Number of Troops Necessary to Maintain Military Posts

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CollectionHistorical Society Of Pennsylvania: Cox-Parrish-Wharton Family Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date January 26, 1795
Author Name Timothy Pickering (primary) Location: Department of War
Recipient Name Speaker of the House of Representatives (primary)
Summary The Secretary of War assesses the situation respecting the number of troops needed to maintain military posts throughout the territory of the United States. Because of the enormous demands on the military establishment, he finds the situation "extremely embarrassing."
Document Format Printed or published document
Document Notes Printed resolution and report of the Secretary of War on the above mentioned resolution attached and also printed.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Speaker of the House of Representatives [Frederick Muhlenberg]; Timothy Pickering; savage enemies; the Ohio [River]; victims to famine or the enemy; Creeks; Cherokees; bodies of the militia; Governor of [Georgia]; federal troops; western Indians; powerful tribes; ;
Related Places Department of War; northwestern frontier; principal villages; Georgia; ;
Keywords victory; arms; restoration of peace; advanced posts; chain of posts; convoys; frontiers of the southwestern territory; full defense; negotiations with foreign nations; open war; sickness; ;
Key Phrases It would seem highly inexpedient and unsafe to depend on a permanent force short of our present military establishment.

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