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Militia election returns

 Collection — Folder: S1626
Identifier: S1626

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one paper handwritten in ink on both sides giving two election results among British soldiers. In the election held at Brookville, Franklin County, the following officers were chosen to command the Light Infantry Company attached to the 7th Regiment and Militia: David Oliver, Captain; Bethuel F. Morris, Lieutenant; Henry A. Reed, Ensign. In the Dearborn County election, the men elected a lieutenant in the 3rd Regiment and Militia to replace Erasmus Powell, who was promoted. The new lieutenant was George Walson. The date of the election returns statement is August 22, 1816.


  • 1816

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

This statement of election returns pertains to the election of officers in the Light Infantry, 7th Regiment and Militia, on August 30, 1816. Two elections are reported, one held in Brookville in Franklin County, and one held in Dearborn County. The Light Infantry of the 7th Regiment and Militia were British soldiers.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


There is only one item in this collection.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the library scrapbook on 1932/10/21.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/7/21 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Militia election returns
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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