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August 25, 1794 Pittsburgh and the Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton Isaac Craig Hamilton discusses the fortification at Pittsburgh, urging that it take the necessary precautions in case the Whiskey Rebellion spreads.
September 18, 1794 Whiskey Rebellion William Pinckney Alexander Hamilton Letter from William Pinckney to Alexander Hamilton, regarding the Whiskey Rebellion. Image not available.
August 16, 1794 Regarding the Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton George Washington Secretary Hamilton tells the President that it appears probable that advantages will result from giving to the citizens information on the subject of the disturbances on the western frontier of Pennsylvania -- what later became known as the Whiskey Rebellion.
December 11, 1795 Whiskey Rebellion fine William Simmons Alexander James Dallas Defends Peter Hagner, a fellow clerk in the War Accountant's Office, against a fine that he received for failing to serve in the militia deployed against the insurgents of the Whiskey Rebellion.
August 28, 1794 Ascertaining the strength of the Whiskey Rebellion Edmund Randolph Alexander Hamilton Informs the Secretary of State that it is the wish of President Washington that General Henry Miller be sent to the western counties of Pennsylvania to ascertain their real temper, in light of the Whiskey Rebellion.
August 21, 1794 Disruptions from the Whiskey Rebellion George Washington Alexander Hamilton President Washington writes Secretary Hamilton from Germantown, Pennsylvania regarding questions about the feasibility of sending two months of pay for troops, in light of the ongoing Whiskey Rebellion. Washington advises that such a move be delayed, at least until the commissioners who were sent into the insurgent counties make their report. At present, however, it is too hazardous to send the...
November 29, 1794 Statement on the Whiskey Rebellion George Washington House of Representatives President Washington replies to the statement by the House of Representatives on the Whiskey Rebellion, delivered by the Speaker Frederick Muhlenberg. Washington is pleased to have the support of the House. States that "every effort ought to be used to discountenance what has contributed to foment it, and thus discourage a repetition of like attempts."
August 5, 1794 Cabinet Meeting on the Whiskey Rebellion [not available] George Washington Secretaries Hamilton and Knox recommend that President Washington meet with them tomorrow morning on the topic of the Whiskey Rebellion. Secretaries Randolph and Bradford are not in town, and so will not be able to attend.
August 8, 1794 Whiskey for the army Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue states that in light of the Whiskey Rebellion, there is now little probability that the military may obtain a timely supply for 1795 of whiskey lawfully distilled in western Pennsylvania. There is also a possibility that the same cause may prevent a supply of whiskey from Kentucky and western Virginia. Urges that it is a matter of importance that eventual...
November 11, 1794 Pay of the Militia During the Whiskey Rebellion Joseph Howell Presley Nevill Thomas Fisher is charged with the sum of $50,000 which should be placed in Col. Nevill's hands for the pay of the militia called into service for the suppression of insurgents of the western counties of Pennsylvania. (Whiskey Rebellion)
October 10, 1794 Homicide during Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton Jared Ingersoll President Washington has directed Hamilton to write to Jared Ingersoll, Attorney General of Pennsylvania, regarding two murders against the insurgents of the Whiskey Rebellion. Washington wants the guilty parties to be placed under the charge of the civil Magistrate.
November 29, 1794 Statement on the Whiskey Rebellion House of Representatives George Washington The Speaker of the House, Frederick Muhlenberg, delivered the following address on the Whiskey Rebellion: calls it a "flagrant outrage" and expresses the "deepest regret at so painful an occurrence... as lovers of public order." In a more positive light, Muhlenberg and the House express gratitude in the failure of the rebellion, and the expression of support from most Americans for the United...
August 5, 1794 On the Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton George Washington Secretary Hamilton writes to President Washington on the Whiskey Rebellion. Mentions that the Collector of the Revenue, Robert Wilson, was attacked by the rebels: "stripped of his Cloaths which were afterwards burnt, and after having been himself inhumanly burnt in several places with a heated Iron was tarred and feathered - and about day light dismissed - naked wounded and otherwise in a very...
October 30, 1794 Raising infantry against Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton Rufus King Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury to the U.S. Senator from New York, Rufus King, Federalist. States that "it is of great consequence" that a law be passed in Congress raising 500 infantry and 100 horses to be stationed in western Pennsylvania, in response to the Whiskey Rebellion. Concludes by insisting that, "without vigour every where our tranquility is likely to be of very short...
August 21, 1794 Disruptions from the Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton George Washington Secretary Hamilton writes the President with concerns of sending sums of money for two months of pay to the troops under General Charles Scott, in light of the ongoing Whiskey Rebellion. Not only may the money be lost, but it may also give pecuniary aid to the rebels. Although the money consists of bank notes, and not specie, they still may be put into circulation, which presents new problems.
November 22, 1794 Statement by the U.S. Senate United States Senate George Washington Statement from the Senate to the Executive branch, regarding the Whiskey Rebellion. Applaud the "lenient and persuasive measures" enacted by Washington, along with the "enlightened patriotism and animating zeal" of the citizens who resisted the rebellion, "in opposition to anarchy and insurrection."
September 17, 1794 Supplies for troops responding to Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton Thomas Mifflin Letter to the Governor of Pennsylvania on the question of whether the corps responding to the Whiskey Rebellion ought to be equipped previous to their march or not. Hamilton believes they should be provided a competent supply of essential articles previous to the march, but the march ought not be delayed on account of a partial deficiency.
August 24, 1794 Minutes of a Meeting on the Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton [not available] Minutes of a meeting concerning the insurrection in Western Pennsylvania, later known as the Whiskey Rebellion. President Washington asks his Cabinet if orders should be issued for the immediate convening of the whole militia to suppress the revolt, and the appropriate numbers and places and time of rendezvous.
November 22, 1794 President Washington to U.S. Senate George Washington United States Senate President Washington responds to the statement by the U.S. Senate. Reiterates that, in response to the Whiskey Rebellion, he was compelled "to lay aside my repugnance to resort to arms," and was pleased by the "patriotism" of the citizens who resisted the insurrection.
August 30, 1794 Letter to the Governor of Pennsylvania Edmund Randolph Thomas Mifflin Letter from the Secretary of State to the Governor of Pennsylvania, regarding measures to be taken in relation to the militia, in response to the Whiskey Rebellion.
April 18, 1798 Dispute Over Arms & Accoutrements Allegedly Issued to Militia During Whiskey Rebellion John Henry John Adams Addresses militia activities during the Whiskey Insurrection, specifically their petition to be supplied with arms and accoutrements. Apparently these were given by the [state or federal?] government, but not accounted or paid for.
September 23, 1794 Whiskey Rebellion in Maryland ended Thomas Sim Lee Alexander Hamilton Governor of Maryland gleefully informs Secretary Hamilton that the Whiskey Rebels in Maryland have been "entirely crushed without the loss of one life." According to Governor Lee, the "alacrity" of the State militia and the "general spirit" of the citizens in support of the State discouraged the "Insurgents" and induced them to abandon their attack on the arsenal "without a trial of their...
September 10, 1794 Assembling the Pennsylvania militia Alexander Hamilton Thomas Mifflin Letter to the Governor of Pennsylvania, regarding the detachment of militia assembling and marching to combat the insurrection in western Pennsylvania, later known as the Whiskey Rebellion.
September 17, 1794 Insurrection in Maryland Alexander Hamilton Thomas Sim Lee Writes the Governor of Maryland on the insurrection in the western parts of his state and Pennsylvania, later known as the Whiskey Rebellion. Informs him that the Jersey militia is coming forward with "great zeal" to Carlisle.
August 1, 1794 Deposition on the Whiskey Rebellion Francis Mentges Unknown Recipient Francis Metges makes an oath that he arrived at Pittsburgh on July 22 and continued there until the 25th. On the 17th of July, several groups of armed men made repeated attacks upon the house of General John Neville, Inspector of the Revenue, for his enforcing the unpopular excise tax on the western Pennsylvania frontier. His house, barn, and stables were burnt down by the said assailants. This...