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Calling Up the Militia

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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 3, 1792
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Thomas Mifflin (primary)
Summary Knox tells Governor Mifflin that, if he deems it necessary, he should call out the Pennsylvania state militia, in numbers not to exceed 228 and for a period not to exceed six months, to protect the frontiers and to be paid and provisioned by the General Government.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes American State Papers, Indian Affairs
Related Persons/Groups Thomas Mifflin; Henry Knox; President [Washington]; scouts; non-commissioned and privates; officers; county lieutenants;
Related Places War Department; Pittsburgh; Fayette county; Allegheny and Ohio; other parts of the frontiers;
Keywords Memorial of the inhabitants of certain western counties; reasonable and effectual protection; exposed parts of the frontier; exposed counties; such militia of the state, not exceeding two hundred and twenty-eight; pay and rations; three companies; defensive protection only; rations; supplies and service; irregularity or abuse; payment; adjustment of the accounts; forms which may be directed;
Key Phrases That a number of such militia of the State, not exceeding two hundred and twenty-eight, non-commissioned and privates, and commanded by such officers as you shall think proper, be called into service, on the pay and rations established by the United States.

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