Letter from Charles Nisbet to Ashbel Green

Letter from Charles Nisbet to Ashbel Green
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October 14, 1794

Charles Nisbet writes Ashbel Green to acknowledge Green's letter from September 12th and to justify questions about Green's intent in giving Nisbet's private letters to his political opponents. Nisbet also discusses the Whiskey Rebellion and describes the impact of the militia that assembled in Carlisle. "We have had a great Army here which has almost eaten us up," as Nisbet explains. Nisbet also offers political commentary on the French Revolution, whether the United States should have a standing army, and local elections. Transcript included.

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Gift of Boyd Lee Spahr