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Arrangements for Occupation of Revolting Pennsylvania Counties, & Discharge of the Militia

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
Document Information
Date April 20, 1799
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name William MacPherson (primary)
Summary Announces pleasure at MacPherson's success in pacifying the revolting region of Pennsylvania, and authorizes him to discharge the volunteer & militia companies, with the express thanks of the government. Also accepts MacPherson's suggestion that the regular troops remain in the region for the time being, and leaves it to him to decide their disposition. Mentions that mail for the troops and reinforcements [presumably of regulars] are forthcoming. Asks that arrangements be made with contractors to supply all the troops.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes Enclosed in McHenry to Adams, 04/22/1799.
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Related Persons/Groups Brigadier General William MacPherson; James McHenry; Secretary of War; regular troops; volunteer companies; militia companies; detachments; contractor; ;
Related Places Pennsylvania; War Department; disaffected counties; ;
Keywords insurrection; ;
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