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Collection Reference Number GLC02978.11
From Archive Folder Documents relating to the defense of Philadelphia 
Title General Committee of Defence For the City and Liberties of Philadelphia
Date 10 September 1814
Author Goodman, John (fl. 1814)  
Document Type Broadside
Content Description Applauds the formation of the Volunteer Associations for the Defence of the City and County of Philadelphia and outlines the authority vested in the Committee of Defence. Indicates that the rules governing its formation are prescribed by law, that voluntary service does not replace military obligations, and only those not currently in the military can come under the direction of the committee, volunteering imposes no additional duty and will not require any services that would not be required by the militia, and if volunteers exempt from the militia wish to remain exempt then they must form volunteer corps of all exempt men.
Subjects War of 1812  Law  Military History  Militia  
People Goodman, John (fl. 1814)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme War of 1812; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Jonathan Williams was the chairman of the Committee of Defence. Goodman was the secretary.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859