Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from I. A. Coles, 23 July 1807

23 July 1807

We the undersigned, conceiving it to be the duty of every Citizen in periods of danger to devote his services to the benefit of his Country, and feeling with indignation the late outrages committed on the honor of our Flag, have resolved to form ourselves into a Volunteer Troop of Horse. We hereby pledge ourselves to be subservient on all occasions to the call of our Country, to submit to the appointment of any Officers nominated by ourselves to the President of the United States, and to obey whatever rules and regulations the Troop may hereafter adopt.

Signed I. A. Coles

and 30 other signatures

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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