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Collection Reference Number GLC02498.12
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1791 
Title Charles Scott to the Lieutenant of Mason requesting attendance at Lexington
Date 24 August 1791
Author Scott, Charles (1739-1813)  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description 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.
Subjects American Indian History  Miami Indian  Military History  Militia  Northwest Indian War  Northwest Territory  Frontiers and Exploration  Westward Expansion  
People Scott, Charles (1739-1813)  St. Clair, Arthur (1737-1818)  
Place written Lexington, Kentucky
Theme Native Americans; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859