1807.027: General Orders to the Virginia Militia (July 1807).
Full Title: [General orders].
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 informed militia commanders of his plans for the units mobilized to meet an anticipated British invasion. No copy known extant; title supplied by Swem; Pleasants was ordered by the Council of State to print 30 copies of this letter on July 25, 1807.
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