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August 2, 1794 Conference on the Whiskey Rebellion Cabinet Unknown Recipient Conference concerning the insurrection in western Pennsylvania. Washington begins the conference by stating that the "most spirited and firm measures" are necessary to counteract the Whiskey Rebellion because it threatens the very existence of the Constitution. That said, Washington insisted that the federal government not overreach beyond the bounds of the Constitution, and to work with the...
September 6, 1794 Insurrection in Maryland Alexander Hamilton Thomas Sim Lee Secretary Hamilton informs the Governor of Maryland that some riots have apeared in the upper part of Baltimore County, Maryland, connected with the Whiskey Rebellion of western Pennsylvania. Urges that the governor quickly take steps to eradicate the "evil, which radially threatens the order, peace and tranquility of the Country."
September 13, 1794 Insurrection in Maryland Thomas Sim Lee Alexander Hamilton Letter from the Governor of Maryland, relating to recent riots and other disturbances in Washington and Allegany Counties in his state. The rebellion is linked to western Pennsylvania's Whiskey Rebellion. In the words of Governor Lee, "they have made declarations in favour of a Revolution."
November 15, 1788 Regarding the convicted rioters in Pennsylvania Timothy Pickering Thomas Mifflin Stephen Jenkins, Joseph Kilborn, Thomas Kinney, and Darius Parker were tried and convicted of the riot committed at Wilkesbarre, where Pickering was taken and kept a prisoner in the woods.
September 2, 1794 Individuals involved in Whiskey Rebellion Alexander Hamilton George Washington Secretary Hamilton writes President Washington on the details of the insurrection in Pennsylvania, later known as the Whiskey Rebellion. Hamilton includes the names of dozens of individuals involved in the event in one way or another. States that they defend their actions as "constitutional resistance," which Hamilton rejects entirely.