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Hamilton, Alexander (1755-1804) To: Thomas Mifflin.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07920 Author/Creator: Hamilton, Alexander (1755-1804) Place Written: War Department Type: Letter signed Date: 1794/09/20 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Hamilton threatens to send militia to Pennsylvania to quell whiskey rebellion.

People: Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804.
Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: American Statesmen, Rebellion, Whiskey Rebellion, Taxes or Taxation, Alcohol, Military History, Militia, Government and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic