Instructions to General MacPherson

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Date March 21, 1799
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name William MacPherson (primary)
Summary These are McHenry's orders to General MacPherson respecting the suppression of the insurrection in the Counties of Northhampton, Montgomery, and Bucks in Pennsylvania (Fries's Rebellion). He is to form a detachment from the volunteers of that state as part of the provisional army that includes two volunteer companies of cavalry from Philadelphia.
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Related Persons/Groups William MacPherson; James McHenry; John Adams; volunteer companies; paymaster; militia; Quarter Master General; contractors; Doctor Joseph Strong; Marshal; offenders; Captain Shoemaker; Captain Irwin; infantry; artillerists; Lieutenant Boote; ;
Related Places War Department; Northampton County, Pennsylvania; Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; Bucks County, Pennsylvania; Philadelphia; Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Reading; Fort Mifflin; New York; Brunswick, New Jersey; Newtown, Pennsylvania; tax assessors; ;
Keywords presidential proclamation; rebellion; horse; muster; pay rolls; rations; medicines; instruments; instructions; orders; liberties; general resistance; tax; land; houses; ;
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