1807.030: Circular Letter on Classification of the Militia.

Published: 1807

Full Title: [Classification of the militia].

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

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Samuel Pleasants

Description: Unrecorded


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 state officials of his plans for distributing militia units as tensions cooled. No copy known extant; title supplied by Swem; Pleasants was ordered by the Council of State to print 250 copies of this letter on September 14, 1807.

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