States Charged with Expenses of Arms and Ammunition Issued to Militia

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Date June 20, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Henry Lee (primary)
Summary Militia and frontier protection; mentions state government and federal government responsibilities regarding the cost of arming citizens.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Lee; Henry Knox; Fort Pitt; ;
Related Places War Department; United States; Allegheny; Fort Franklin; Kenahwa on the Ohio; Pennsylvania; Ohio county; Virginia; ;
Keywords act as rangers to each county; measure will render unnecessary the further service of the militia, authorized by the President of the United States; enable the commanding officers to station detachments; cover the frontiers from Fort Franklin on the Allegheny to the Kenahwa on the Ohio; requested a loan of arms and ammunition for th euse of the inhabitants of the fontiers stipulating to replace them and the said arms and ammunition; provision for arming the militia; authority upon the subject excepting to issue arms to such militia; authority of the general government; honor to inform your excellency that the arrival of the troops at Fort Pitt; charging of them to the state of Virginia it is not intended to fix any principle to give a bias; ultimate settlement; secure a due accountability from the county lieutenant; honor to receive your excellency's favor; beg leave to observe that the arms and ammunition issued to the Ohio county were issued on the existing exigencies o fhte moment to any organized troops in the actual service of the United States but to the citizens of Virginia for their immediate defence; ;
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