1807.026: Circular Letter concerning Apportionment of Militia.
Full Title: [Apportionment of Militia].
Author: Cabell, William H. (1772-1853), governor.
Place Issued: Richmond
Issuing Press: Samuel Pleasants
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 told local officials of the quota of men needed from each county to meet the federal requirement. No copy known extant; title supplied by Swem; Pleasants was ordered by the Council of State to print 100 copies of this letter on July 13, 1807.
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