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Interposing in Cases of Hostility

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionLibrary of Congress: Josiah Bartlett Collection view image
CollectionHandwritten Transcript only (no image)
CollectionUniversity of Maryland, McKeldin Library: Papers of Josiah Bartlett view image
PublicationMevers, Frank, ed. The Papers of Josiah Bartlett. Hanover: University Press of New England, 1979. (no image)
Document Information
Date May 23, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Governor Josiah Bartlett (primary) Location: New Hampshire
Summary Secretary Knox discusses a case in which an armed vessel of one of the powers engaged in the present war captured a ship in the Bay of Delaware that was therefore under the protection of the United States. He informs Governor Bartlett that in all cases of hostility committed between belligerent parties within his State, the militia should be employed to detain the belligerent parties pending notification of the President.
Document Format Letter Signed
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Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Bartlett; Henry Knox; militia; President George Washington; federal government; Minister; ;
Related Places New Hampshire; War Department;
Keywords capture of vessels; attack; combat; prompt remedy; ship; duty and honor; agency of vessels; ;
Key Phrases The standing power of the Union is its Militia, and this is everywhere at hand to correct every violation of the National protection.

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