George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Hugh Henry Brackenridge, 3 October 1794

From Hugh Henry Brackenridge

October 3rd 1794—Pitts-burgh


arriving this moment with the haste of an express from what is called Parkinson’s ferry, where a meeting has been held on the Subject of the late disturbances, in haste I say to reach this place before the departure of the Post, I have Just time before the Closing of the mail to inclose your excellency a rough draught of a Copy of resolutions of that meeting; It is Just as it was Copied Under the Trees where the meeting was held. I enclose it to your excellency at the request and on behalf of the Secretary, who had not a moment to do himself that honour before it was necessary for me to Set Out.1 your excellency’s humbl. ser.

H. Brackenridge

ALS, DLC: Pennsylvania–Whiskey Rebellion Collection.

1For the resolutions, see Western Pennsylvania Delegates to GW, 2 October. Brackenridge’s copy shows only minor word variations from the official document submitted by the secretary, Alexander Addison.

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