CALENDAR OF VIRGINIA STATE PAPERS 4

1786

CALENDAR OF VIRGINIA STATE PAPERS 4

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Col Levi Todd to Gov. Harrison, 6/22/1786: <The extreme distance from the seat of Government, and the few good opportunities of safe conveyance, rendered it difficult to maintain a regularly organized Militia, especially in the unsettled state of the Country and the rapid increase in population. To remedy this, a number of Blank Commissions should be sent, to be used as occasion should require. Since Col. Boone's removal, he had made every effort to regulate the militia. he cannot make an accurate return, but the number, exclusive of officers, is about 1100. Something should be done to secure the Lives and property of the Frontier Inhabitants who have suffered this Six months past as much, and were exposed to as many Inroads of the Savages as we did in that length of Time through the whole course of the war (particular actions accepted). And that nothing but regulation and well-laid plans is wanting to put us in a situation to distress them and retaliate at pleasure, without making any application to the Eastern parts of the State.> CALENDAR OF VIRGINIA STATE PAPERS 4:151.

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1788

CALENDAR OF VIRGINIA STATE PAPERS 4

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1/5/1788: <The Delegates from Kentucky, D. Boone, T. Marshall, and J. Powler, Jr., inform the Executive that the number of militia necessary to defend the frontier of that District will depend upon the vigor with which the savages may carry on the war. They therefore recommend that the matter be left to a meeting of the Feild [sic] Officers of the District, to be called by the County Lieutenant. Most of the cavalry in that country were volunteers; had selected their own officers subject to the general militia law, and they therefore decline to recommend any. The arms sent out in the spring of 1787 were generally unfit for service, and not a single scabbord, belt, cartrid's box or flint came with them.> Calendar of Virginia State Papers, 4:391

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