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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.714
From Archive Folder Undated Documents Relating to the Post-Revolutionary Era 
Title Document regarding Massachusetts militia
Date ca. 1788-1813
Author Goodwin, Nathaniel (1748-1819)  
Document Type Military document; Government document
Content Description Signed by Benjamin Warren, per orders of Brigadier General Nathaniel (Goodwin), who served as a General in the War of 1812. Contains the printed name of William Donnison, who served as Adjutant General and Inspector General of Massachusetts 1788-1813. Contains the handwritten name of [Benj?] Warren. States that the Governor ordered the Quarter Master General to supply artillery companies promptly. Discusses the importance of a well regulated militia. States "The Commander in Chief, has a full persuasion in his mind, that all the Officers will exert themselves during the present Season.-- And that the Militia of Massachusetts, will ever justly merit a distinguished character in the Militia of the United States." Docketed on verso by John M. Goodwin. Also contains the name "Samial" on verso. Possibly created in Massachusetts.
Subjects Militia  Artillery  Military History  President  
People Donnison, William (1757-1834)  Goodwin, Nathaniel (1748-1819)  
Theme Government & Politics; War of 1812; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859