The Whiskey Rebellion

Hamilton, Alexander To: Thomas Mifflin.

Title

Hamilton, Alexander To: Thomas Mifflin.

Subject

Whiskey Rebellion

Description

Hamilton threatens to send militia to Pennsylvania to quell whiskey rebellion.

Creator

Hamilton, Alexander

Source

Gilder Lehrman Institute

Date

1794-09-20

Type

Text

Coverage

Whiskey Rebellion, western Pennsylvania, 18th century

Text

War Department, Sept. 20th 1794, , Sir, , The Intelligence received from the Western Counties of Pennsylvania, which comes down to the 13th Inst., and announces a far as it was then known, the result of the meetings of the People in the several Townships, and districts to express their sense on the Question of submission or resistance to the laws - which it shews [sic] a great proportion of the Inhabitants of those Counties disposed to pursue the path of Duty, shews [sic] also, that there is a large and violent Party which can only be controuled [sic] by the application of Force. This being the result, it is become the more indispensable and urgent to press forward the forces destined to act against the Insurgents with all possible activity and Energy. The advanced season leaves no time to spare, and it is extremely important to afford speedy protection to the well disposed, and to prevent the preparation and accumulation of greater means of Resistance, and the extension of Combinations to abet the Insurrection. The President counts upon every exertion on your part, which so serious and eventful an emergency demands. , , With perfect respect, , I have the honor to be, Sir, Your obedt. Servt., Alexander Hamilton

Original Format

Letter

Files

Citation

Hamilton, Alexander, “Hamilton, Alexander To: Thomas Mifflin.,” The Whiskey Rebellion, accessed February 22, 2018, http://maptherebellion.com/items/show/32.