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The Whiskey Rebellion...

Item # 663995

November 19, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 19, 1794 

* Whiskey Rebellion - insurrection
* Western Pennsylvania

This issue has content relating to the Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania. This was a tax protest by farmers who sold their grain in the form of whiskey. The Whiskey Rebellion demonstrated that the new national government had the willingness and ability to suppress violent resistance to its laws.
Page 2 has a : "...Letter from an officer in the Army to his Correspondent in this city, dated Fort Cumberland" which concerning a visit by George Washington. Also a item headed: "Pennsylvania--Extract of a letter from an officer in the Army" which begins: "Yesterday we marched 15 miles and in the route crossed the Alleghany mountain thru mud up to our knees..." with more. Pg. 3 has: "News From the Westward" concerning General Anthony Wayne & the Indians.
Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank spine, good condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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