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Two Battalions of Levies from Maryland & Virginia

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date April 5, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Major General Richard Butler (primary)
Summary Knox provides detailed instructions for raising two battalions of levies from Maryland and Virginia.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
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Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Richard Butler; Henry Knox; Colonel Henry Lee; the President [Washington]; Colonel Josias Carvell Hall; Governor of Maryland [John Eager Howard]; Colonel Rawlings; Joseph Howell, the Paymaster; lieutenant colonel-commandant; surgeon; Mr. Duer; sufficient number of recruits; non-commissioned and privates; ;
Related Places War Department; States of Virginia and Maryland; Baltimore; Frederickstown; Hagerstown; Winchester; the Ohio; Redstone; Fort Pitt; ;
Keywords public service; raising of two battalions of levies; appointment of the officers; rations and supplies; intermixture of companies; deficiency of levies; draught [draft] of the militia; arms, ammunition, and accoutrements; pay, rations, and forage; copies of Baron Steuben's instructions; Articles of War; recruiting instructions; blank bonds; recruiting money; ;
Key Phrases The public service requires that you should immediately set off for the States of Virginia and Maryland, in order to put into immediate operation the measures necessary for the raising of the two battalions of levies assigned to said States.

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