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Order to Discharge Militia

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionState Historical Society of Wisconsin: Draper MSS-David Shepherd Papers view image
CollectionState Historical Society of Wisconsin: Draper- Simon Kenton Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date January 6, 1796
Author Name Timothy Pickering (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Absalom Baird (primary)
Summary Peace with Indians North West of the Ohio has made the employment of scouts and militia unnecessary, Pickering commands that they be discharged.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Absalom Baird; Brigade Inspector; Timothy Pickering; Indians; Indian Nation; militia; guards; scouts; ;
Related Places War Office; North West of Ohio River; frontier; territory; Washington County; ;
Keywords discharge; final settlement; compensation; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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War department
Absalom Baird Esq.

[Note along right margin:] War Dept. Jan. 1796 Discharge sent
War Office January 6. 1796
The peace made with the Indians North West
of the Ohio, and the universal quiet on our frontiers, renders
it unnecessary to keep up any militia Guards or Scouts;
you will therefore be pleased to discharge immediately
those employed under your direction, and transmit to
this office the necessary documents for a final settlement
of their compensations__
I am Sir
Your obedt. Servant
Timothy Pickering

Absalom Baird Esq
Brigade Inspector
Washington County