Posted by: Ashley | September 14, 2011

George Washington to Alexander Martin, Sept. 29, 1792

Tiffanie has added a new item to our Archival Treasures collection within the North Carolina Digital Collections:

Letter from President George Washington to Governor Alexander Martin, September 29, 1792

This letter from President George Washington to Governor Alexander Martin, dated September 29, 1792, served as a cover letter for a proclamation sent to all the states. The proclamation, dated September 15, 1792, denouncing the growing “Whiskey Rebellion,” which was centered in Western Pennsylvania and largely related to the strong opposition by farmers to the excise tax placed on whiskey and the making of alcoholic spirits.

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