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          55           Marietta December 28th. 1789.

General Orders
Ebenezar Sproat Esqr. is appointed Lt. Col of the first Battalion of Militia of the County of Was- hington, Robert Oliver Esqr. Major, Jonathan Morris Esqr. a Capt. -- Lieut Anselmn Tupper Adjutant & John Gray Gentn. and Ensign in the same--- And are to be obeyed as such -- By a former Order the Returns of the Militia were required to be made Weekly - but as that has been found to be inconvenient, for the future they are to be made monthly -- on the first Day of each Month, to the Lt Col or Of- ficer Commanding.

The Governour has ob-
observed with some Regret that little Attention is paid to Militia Duties -- Though the Settlement is at present in a State of Safety, there is a faithless People on the Frontier, & a People who may be led to Acts of Hostility without any Provocation from the Inhabitants of the Territory -- Self Preservation therefore dicta- tes that they be prepared -- the Advantages will result to the People themselves, & the Penalties of the Law will be avoided.

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