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Martial Law at Detroit

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date April 11, 1799
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary McHenry discusses the imposition of martial law in Detroit which has resulted in complaints from Detroit's inhabitants. The President argues that martial law is necessary to prevent the sale of liquor to soldiers and General Wilkinson maintains that martial law has been in effect since 1785.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Hamilton to McHenry, 04/13/1799.
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; James McHenry; Governor St. Clair; Secretary of War; Brigadier General Wilkinson; Indians; the President [Adams]; ;
Related Places War Department;
Keywords much discontent and uneasiness; proclamation of martial law at Detroit; rigor of law; military law; external danger; sales of liquor to soldiers; complaints made by the inhabitants of Detroit; the President's wish; general orders issued by the commandant of Detroit; British government; ;
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