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Collection Reference Number GLC00911.21
From Archive Folder Mexican War Orderly Book, 26th Infantry , USA 1847-1848 
Title General orders: No. 297
Date 24 September 1847
Author Scott, Winfield (1786-1866)  
Additional authors Scott, H. L. (Henry Lee) (1814-1886)
Document Type Military document
Content Description Signed by H. L. Scott. Docket reads "General Order, No. 297, Sept. 24th 1847, Deference to be paid to Religious ceremonies. Distribution of knives to thieves and murderers. Measures taken to secure the Leaders." Prohibits the interruption of processions and asks Protestants to respect Catholic ceremonies. Announces that released convicts have been outfitted with weapons to assassinate drunk soldiers. Originally numbered as 296, struck and replaced with 297 by Scott.
Subjects Religion  Mexican War  Latin and South America  Military History  Weaponry  Criminals and Outlaws  Catholicism  Alcohol  Global History and Civics  
People Scott, Winfield (1786-1866)  Scott, H. L. (Henry Lee) (1814-1886)  
Place written Mexico
Theme The Mexican War; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859