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By 1780-1850 Richard M. (Richard Mentor) Johnson


Johnson reports that Harrison has been nominated to receive the rank of Major General and that he (Johnson) has been given permission to raise another regiment. He states that General Wilkinson has been promoted to Major General, that General Posey has been nominated to replace Harrison as governor of the Indiana Territory, and that Congress has passed a bill directing the President to retaliate against the British and Indians for the atrocities committed at the Raisin River in January.Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841Remnants of red sealing wax remain. One page is blank. Transcription of letter is located in Box 3, Folder 2, of the collection

Topics: Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841; Northwest, Old--Militia--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.; Johnson, Richard M. (Richard Mentor), 1780-1850; Posey, Thomas, 1750-1818; Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825; Raisin River (Mich.); United States--History--War of 1812--Atrocities; Indians of North America--Wars--1750-1815; United States. Army--Promotions; Indiana Territory--Politics and government
Year: 1810
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