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Companies Ordered to Join Virginia Militia on the Ohio

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CollectionVirginia State Library: Executive Papers, Office of Governors Letters view image
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Date July 3, 1786
Author Name Charles Thomson (primary) Location: Office of Secretary of Congress
Recipient Name Patrick Henry (primary)
Summary Congress' notification to the Governor of Virginia that two United States Army companies have been ordered to join the Virginia militia in operations against the Indians in the Ohio territory
Document Format Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Patrick Henry; Charles Thomson; Congress; Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia; citizens of the United States; commandant on the Ohio; militia of the Ohio district; federal troops; Indians;
Related Places Office of Secretary of Congress; Virginia; rapids of the Ohio River; frontiers; ;
Keywords companies of infantry; Indian Department; security; designs of the Indians; resolution; ;
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Letter from the Secretary to Congress relative to Indian Affair - 3d July 86. [Ass. P3?]
Office of Secretary of Congress
July 3d 1786.
Your Excellency's Letter of the 16 of May was received in due time and communicated to Congress. After mature deliberation thereon, I have the honor to inform you that The United States in Congress assembled desirous to give the most ample protection in their power to the Citizens of the United States have directed their Commandant on the Ohio to detach two Companies of Infantry to the rapids of the Ohio, and request that you will give orders to the Militia of that district to hold themselves in readiness to unite with the Foederal troops in such operations as the Officer commanding the troops of the United States may judge necessary for the protection of the frontiers - and further that Congress now have under deliberation the organization of the Indian Department for the purpose of extending to the frontiers regular and certain Security against the future designs of the Indians.
I do myself the honor of transmitting to your Excellency herewith enclosed a copy of the resolution for detaching the two Companies, and of that on which this Letter is grounded, and on.
With the greatest respect Your Excellency's Most obedient & most huml Servt
Char Thomson
His Excellency The Governor of The Commonwealth of Virginia