WHISKEY REBELLION. BLAINE, EPHRAIM. 1741-1804.  Mansucript document, being an "Abstract of Errors, and of sundry exceptionable charges..." of "Ephraim Blaine as Commissary Gen'l of Forage during the Western Expedition of the Year 1794,"

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Lot 110
WHISKEY REBELLION.
BLAINE, EPHRAIM. 1741-1804.
Mansucript document, being an "Abstract of Errors, and of sundry exceptionable charges..." of "Ephraim Blaine as Commissary Gen'l of Forage during the Western Expedition of the Year 1794,"

US$ 3,000 - 5,000
£ 2,300 - 3,800
WHISKEY REBELLION.
BLAINE, EPHRAIM. 1741-1804. Mansucript document, being an "Abstract of Errors, and of sundry exceptionable charges..." of "Ephraim Blaine as Commissary Gen'l of Forage during the Western Expedition of the Year 1794," 7 pp, folio (407 x 253 mm), steing bound with silk cord, Robert Blaine's copy, docketed to the verso of final leaf, "Mr. Robert Blaine," some soiling, minor tears.

On September 12, 1794, Alexander Hamilton, as Secretary of the Treasury wrote to Ephraim Blaine: "I am desirous of availing myself of your Agency for supplying with transportation forage straw & fuel the Pensylvania & New Jersey Militia destined to act against the insurgents in the Western Parts of Pensylvania. The number to be supplied may amount to 6300 infantry and 1000 horse." Blaine had been commissary-general for the Continental Army during the revolution, and as Hamilton and Washington organized Federal troops to march into Western Pennsylvania in late 1794, they called upon him again to outfit the Army. This manuscript account book records the sundry expenses incurred by Blaine and his assistants during their expedition to outfit the soldiers. An important document of one of the most important events in post-Revolutionary America, establishing the willingness and readiness of the newly formed Federal government to use force in order to quell insurrection.
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WHISKEY REBELLION. BLAINE, EPHRAIM. 1741-1804.  Mansucript document, being an "Abstract of Errors, and of sundry exceptionable charges..." of "Ephraim Blaine as Commissary Gen'l of Forage during the Western Expedition of the Year 1794,"
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