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[Confidential] Mississippi Territory

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CollectionUniversity of Chicago Library: Durrett Collection Misc MSS view image
Document Information
Date March 30, 1798
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name James Wilkinson (primary)
Summary Discussed military presence in Mississippi territory, approval of President for more troops, orders to prepare troops. Also expresses concern about the possibility of the Spanish provoking insurrection in the territory.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James Wilkinson; James McHenry; Congress; Spaniards; company of infantry; artillerists; Captain Pierce; troops; Spanish garrisons; commandants; Secretary of War; Paymaster General; Quartermaster General; House of Representatives; ;
Related Places War Office; Mississippi Territory; Louisiana; Spain; France; Massac; Cascaskia; Kaskaskia; Cahokia; Walnut Hills; Chickasaw Bluffs; Natchez; Pittsburgh; Ohio River; Mississippi River; ;
Keywords bill; government; military force; intrigue; insurrection; minor posts; rendezvous; garrisons; cannon; stores; military stores; guns; enclosed letters; reenlistment; estimate; expenses; surplus; ;
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