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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.264
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1754-1764 
Title James Nourse to Horatio Gates discussing the law regarding giving arms to the militia
Date ca. 1755-1763
Author Nourse, James (1731-1784)  
Recipient Gates, Horatio  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Discusses Major Gates' son, comments on the law requiring giving arms to the militia, and mentions Colonel George Washington twice.
Subjects President  Military History  Law  Weaponry  Militia  French and Indian War  
People Nourse, James (1731-1784)  Gates, Horatio (cb. 1727-1806)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Theme French & Indian Wars; Law; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Nourse was a planter and estate owner in the Piedmont region of Virginia (now West Virginia). He served as a Berkeley County member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1778 and was appointed commissioner to settle claims of Maryland against the United States in 1781.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859