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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1791
|Charles Scott to the Lieutenant of Mason requesting attendance at Lexington
|24 August 1791
|Scott, Charles (1739-1813)
|Correspondence; Military document
|Written by Scott as a delegate to the Virginia House of Delegates and Brigadier General in Kentucky militia (he was brevetted a major general at the end of the Revolution). Writes to the Lieutenant of militia at Mason, Kentucky saying that Major General Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Northwest Territory and commander of the U.S. Army, requests his attendance at Lexington on 2 September 1791 in order to work out a system of calling out the militia for the present campaign. St. Clair's expedition that fall was routed by the Miami Indians under Little Turtle on 4 November 1791. Asks him to be prepared and to know the strength of his force and the length of their tours of duty.
|American Indian History Miami Indian Military History Militia Northwest Indian War Northwest Territory Frontiers and Exploration Westward Expansion
|Scott, Charles (1739-1813) St. Clair, Arthur (1737-1818)
|Native Americans; Westward Expansion
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Scott fought with Washington during the Revolution and was transferred to the Southern Department 1779. He was captured at Charleston when the army surrendered on 12 May 1780. He was not pardoned until February 1782 and moved to Kentucky in 1787 where he took part in several expeditions against the Indians on the frontier. Was elected Governor of Kentucky in 1808 and served until 1812.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859