1807.030: Circular Letter on Classification of the Militia.
Full Title: [Classification of the 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 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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