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Movements & Actions of Troops Suppressing Revolt in Pennsylvania

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
Document Information
Date April 18, 1799
Author Name William MacPherson (primary) Location: Headquaters, Albany
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary MacPherson describes the recent movements of his troops in suppressing the current insurrection in Pennsylvania, as they attempt to arrest individuals charged with treason. Discusses disposition of different detachments, arrests made, intelligence about the movements of the insurgents; supposes on the opinions of the people in the region, believing that the spirit of revolt was "high and general" before the arrival of federal troops. Believes the situation has stabilized enough that the militia can be sent home, but that the regular troops should garrison the region for the near future. Asks for instructions regarding the dispersion of the regulars into garrisons. A postscript concerns additional persons to be arrested and mail for the troops.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Enclosed in McHenry to Adams, 04/22/1799. (This document is a duplicate BMS 09/17/13)
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; General William MacPherson; insurgents; troops; federal troops; militia; garrison; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Headquarters, Albany Township; Allentown; Quaker Town; western Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania;
Keywords Whiskey Rebellion; insurgency; revolt; insurrection; ;
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