The full content of this document is only available to subscribing institutions. More information can be found via

Collection Reference Number GLC03708
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1814 
Title General orders for Pennsylvania's troops to be ready defend the state
Date 27 August 1814
Author Snyder, Simon (1759-1819)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description In response to the British capture of Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812, the Pennsylvania governor issued this order because of the threat "and probable conflagration of the metropolis of a sister state," particularly an attack initiated from the shores of the Delaware River.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Militia  Global History and Civics  Washington, D.C.  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  Government and Civics  
People Snyder, Simon (1759-1819)  
Place written Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Theme War of 1812; Foreign Affairs; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Transcript Show/hide