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Compensation of Militias Called to Protect Frontier Counties

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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, Vol. IV, Indian Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date January 1, 1792
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary Report of the Secretary of War concerning the memorial of the inhabitants of the frontier counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Knox argues that, if militias are called upon to protect frontier counties, they ought to be paid by the general government and should not be called for a period less than six months.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes American State Papers, Indian Affairs
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Secretary of War; President [Washington]; Governor of Pennsylvania [Thomas Mifflin]; Executives of the States; regular troops; scouts; Governor of Virginia [Beverley Randolph]; Congress; Governor St. Clair;
Related Places War Department; Pennsylvania; frontiers; Fort Pitt; counties of Westmoreland, Washington, and Allegheny; county of Fayette; Gallipolis; Marietta;
Keywords general militia law; protection of the frontiers; necessary aid; expense of the general government; enemy; period of six months; regulations; one company for each of the frontier counties; defensive protection of Virginia; increased pay; special act of Congress; monthly cost of clothing for a regular soldier; militia employed under the general government; pay of the militia; protection of the French settlements;
Key Phrases The frontiers require protection, and ought to have it amply imparted to them in the present moment. But no other expedient presents itself in this exigence, but requesting the Executives of the States, that have exposed counties, to call out numbers of militia as may afford the necessary aid.

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