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Collection Reference Number GLC05270
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1836 
Title Andrew Jackson to E. B. Penrose declining an invitation to attend militia training
Date 9 October 1836
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Penrose, E. B.  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Declines an invitation to attend militia training, praises American militia: "Please assure my fellow citizens of that division that I look with delight upon every step taken to improve the disapline of our militia, and if my duties did not prevent it, that I would with much pleasure attend one so generally approved as this is. The standard of our militia, the National Guard, is the is the only one under which we can always rally without the fear of danger to liberty, and it ought to present the disapline as well as the patriotism and union of our countrymen."
Subjects President  Military History  Militia  Standing Army  Patriotism  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Penrose, E.B. (fl. 1836)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information E.B. Penrose was a Major in the Pennsylvania militia.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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