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Return of Soldiers from Post St. Vincennes

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CollectionVirginia State Library: Executive Papers, Office of Governors Letters view image
Document Information
Date April 30, 1787
Author Name Charles Thomson (primary) Location: Office of Secretary of Congress
Recipient Name Edmund Randolph (primary)
Summary Congress disbanded the soldiers currently posted at Post St. Vincennes. Thompson requested that this public act be private knowledge until the Sec. of War could make arrangements for the mens transportation.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Edmund Randolph; Governor of Virginia; Charles Thomson; soldiers; Congress; Secretary of War; Henry Knox; citizens; ;
Related Places Office of Secretary of Congress; St. Vincennes; Post; home; Virginia; St. Vincents; ;
Keywords act of council of the Commonwealth of Virginia; Act for dispossessing thos men who have taken possession of post St. Vincents; public act; carrying it into execution; ;
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His Excellency
The Governor
of Virgina
Sir
I have the honor to inform your Excellency
that the Act of the Council of the Commonwealth
of Virginia of 28th Feb, with the papers enclosed
has been duly received and communicated to the
United States in Congress assembled.
I have now the honor of transmitting
herewith enclosed an Act for dispossessing
those men who have taken possession of the post
St. Vincent. Though this is a public Act yet it is
thought best not to publish it until the Secretary
of War shall have made arrangements for
carrying it into execution; but as the Citizens of
your Commonwealth are principally concerned
it is at the desire of your delegates forwarded
to
With great respect
I have the honor to be your Excellency
Most humble servant
Eha Thompson