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Title:[Letter] 1812 Jun. 30, Knoxville, [TN] [to] Major Gen[era]l John Cocke, Rutledge, Grainger County, [TN] / Willie Blount : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Blount, Willie

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Date: June 30, 1812
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter dated June 30, 1812, from Tennessee Governor Willie Blount to John Cocke, in which Blount makes the momentous announcement that the US has declared war on Britain. Blount instructs Cocke to have his Division prepared for battle.
Collection:John Cocke Papers V-J-3

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Knoxville June 30th 1812
Dear Sir:

The United States on the 18th Instant passed a declaration of war against Britain to day recd. [received] a copy of it as passed transmitted by the Secy [Secretary] of State and expect to receive by next mail order from The Secy [Secretary] War respecting the detachment from the militia some time since orders to be held in readiness — I hope your Division on the detachment from it is ready — in haste

your friend
Willie Blount
[added: Major Genl [general] John Cocke ]

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Major Genl [general] John Cocke Rutledge Grainger County

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