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    General Daniel Morgan Letter Signed "Danl Morgan". Three pages (one docketing), 7.75" x 12.75", Pennsylvania, January 22, 1795. In this letter Daniel Morgan goes public about Whiskey Rebellion. Morgan was a Revolutionary War general at the Battle of Saratoga, and commander of the Virginia militia in suppressing the "Whiskey Rebellion" in Pennsylvania in 1794. This letter comes with its integral address leaf and is addressed to General John Neville of Pittsburgh, who was the collector of the Whiskey tax whose own home had been burned by the mob during the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794. Morgan writes asking for details about the damages incurred: "When we consider the violent proceeding which heretofore prevailed...and that by them not only the laws were opposed, but the persons and property of the peaceable [sic] citizen sacrificed, it must afford the friends of order and good government the sincerest pleasure to find the inhabitants of all descriptions comeing [sic] forward with unequivocal marks of a returning sense of duty...there appears a willingness in the people to enter into voluntary contributions for the purpose of indemnifying those person who may have sustained damages during the late commotions...but not being possessed of information sufficient to ascertain them...You will therefore please to transmit me an estimate of the damages sustained by the several sufferers, that a design so just and praise worthy may be put into execution...". Morgan adds an autographed note on the docket: "You are at liberty to make the contents of this letter public. I think it will answer a good purpose. - General Morgan - Relative to the Making up the Losses of the Sufferers". Written in beautiful script, this letter is in very fine condition, with small creases at the folds, a small hole caused by original wax remnants, and an ink stain at the bottom right of the page, none of which affect the remarkably bold signature.

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