From Thomas Mifflin
Philadelphia, September 18, 1794. “Agreeably to your request,1 I have inclosed a letter of instructions to the Brigade Inspector of York County, for the purpose of furnishing any reinforcement, that Lieutenant Bissel may require on his march to Williamsport in Maryland.”2
LC, Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg; copy, Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg.
2. An entry in the “Executive Minutes of Governor Thomas Mifflin” reads: “Lieutenant Daniel Bissel commanding a detachment of the Troops of the United States, escorting a Train of Artillery and Military Stores, intended for the Maryland and Virginia Militia about to pass through Lancaster and Yorktown, and thence to Williamsport in Maryland—the Governor Instructed the Brigade Inspector of York County to furnish such a reinforcement from the Militia of York County … as that Officer shall deem adequate to the emergency” (Pennsylvania Archives, 9th ser. description begins Pennsylvania Archives, 9th ser., I, II, (n.p., 1931). description ends , II, 866). The letter book copy of Mifflin’s letter to Alexander Russell, September 18, 1794, may be found in Division of Public Records, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg.