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[War of 1812] Donnison, William
[Manuscript Document Signed] Attested Copy Notifying Henry Dearborn of Orders Issued for 10,000 Militia Men for the War of 1812
1812. Very good, folded, light wear along edges and folds, a bit browned.. 1 [pp.] with address on verso. 8 x 12.5 inches. William Donnison (1757-1834), Adjutant General of the Massachusetts Militia, writes to Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) just appointed Major General of U.S. forces stationed along the northern frontier for the War of 1812 by James Madison, informing him that the President's order is being carried out: "The President of the United States has made a requisition upon the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for ten thousand men, officers included of the militia to be detached and held in readiness to march at a moment's warning when they shall be directed to take the field. And the Commander in Chief is required by the president of the United States to use the most speedy and effectual means to carry in effect the said requisition. And in pursuance thereof, orders have been issued this day for making the detachment throughout this state. These orders have been printed under my inspection with intent to hasten and facilitate the execution of them. And by direction of the Commander in Chief, I herewith send you a large number of the said general order. I also send you a parcel of printed forms for the primary list of the men detached..." This true copy is attested to and signed by H.A.S. Dearborn [Henry Alexander Scammell], Henry's son, who was aide -de camp and commander of volunteers manning the defenses of Boston harbor. It was dated Boston, 25 April 1812, the same day as the General Orders were printed for the" speedy organization of the Massachusetts Militia int … [Click Below for Full Description]
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