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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04981
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0100] May-June 1791 
Title Certificate for Jacob Rambo
Date 8 June 1791
Author Rambo, Jacob (fl. 1791)  
Document Type Military document
Content Description Partially printed certificate shows Jacob Rambo voluntarily enlisted at Fort Washington in the first regiment of levies to serve for six months. Also shows that Rambo swore an oath of allegiance. These levies were raised from a law signed by President Washington on 3 March 1791 to raise troops on the frontier. The document is signed twice by Rambo using an "X" for his mark. Sworn before and signed by A.E. Outlaw. Fort Washington was near Cincinnati, Ohio.
Subjects Frontiers and Exploration  Revolutionary War General  Recruitment  Military History  Oath  Government and Civics  Northwest Indian War  Northwest Territory  Westward Expansion  
People Rambo, Jacob (fl. 1791  
Place written Fort Washington, Ohio
Theme Government & Politics; Westward Expansion; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859