Letter from Stephen Johnes to Lydia Johnes

Letter from Stephen Johnes to Lydia Johnes
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October 8, 1794

Stephen Johnes writes from Carlisle to Lydia Johnes, his wife, about life as a solider in the army assembled to end the Whiskey Rebellion. Johnes mentions a conversation with "Doc. Huston" about some individuals who complain that President George Washington's actions regarding the Whisky Rebellion are unlawful. Johnes expresses disgust for this idea, as "they are so ignorant that they think the president makes all the laws himself without any other power." Johnes also notes that President Washington and New Jersey Governor Richard Howell visited his camp in Carlisle. Transcript included.

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Gift of Whitfield J. Bell Jr.