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Defense of the County of Russell

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CollectionPrinted Version only view image
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 November 24, 1791
Author Name Beverley Randolph (primary) Location: Council Chamber, Richmond
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Governor Beverley Randolph of Virginia lists for Knox the actions the federal government has taken in the defense of Russell County. He expresses his desire that the government reimburse Virginia for the ammunition the State has provided for defense as well as for the Chickasaw Indians.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Cited in Lee to Knox, 12/12/1791 and in Knox to Lee, 12/24/1791.
Content Notes American State Papers
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Beverley Randolph; company of men; militia; Chickasaw Indians; the Federal Executive;
Related Places Council Chamber, Richmond; county of Russell; ;
Keywords defense of the county of Russell; act of the Executive; freqient changes of militia; length of service; double the number in pay; contract for supplying rations; vinegar, candles and soap; ammunition;
Key Phrases Agreeable to your request, I do myself the honor to transmit to you the act of the Executive providing for the defense of the county of Russell.

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