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Manning the Post at Presqu' Isle

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CollectionHistorical Society Of Pennsylvania: William Irvine Papers view image
Document Information
Date April 27, 1795
Author Name Thomas Mifflin (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Timothy Pickering (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Governor Mifflin responds to Pickering's opposition to the post at Presque Isle by explaining how it could be adequately manned by state militia paid by the General Government.
Document Format Copy of Signed Document
Document Notes Largely illegible.
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Related Persons/Groups Timothy Pickering, Secretary of War; Thomas Mifflin, Governor of Pennsylvania; the President [Washington]; non-commissioned officers; privates; militia; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Presque Isle; Fort Le Boeuf; ;
Keywords establishment of a post at Presque Isle; military force; opposition; enlistment; term of service; captain; lieutenant; ensign, sergeant; corporal; drummer and fife; transfer; Act of Congress; rations for federal troops; protection; agency of Colonel Biddle; cost; damage; quartermaster and military stores; public service; saw mill; ;
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