1807.025: Circular Letter concerning Jefferson's Order to Muster Militia.

Published: 1807

Full Title: [Circular and laws of Congress concerning the raising the quota of 100,000 men].

Author: Cabell, William H. (1772-1853), governor.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Samuel Pleasants

Description: [2 pgs.]; 32 cm. (fol.).


Distributed in response to the Chesapeake-Leopard incident off Norfolk on June 22, 1807; two weeks later, President Jefferson issued a proclamation asking that 100,000 militia men be organized for a possible mobilization against the British; herein, Cabell informs officials throughout the state of that order and the laws empowering the federal administration. No copy known extant; title supplied by Swem; Pleasants was ordered by the Council of State to print 500 copies of this letter on July 13, 1807.

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