12.19.2014

General Orders to Jacques Philippe Villere from Andrew Jackson

Head Quarters New Orleans
Decr. 19th 1814


     Major General Villere will without delay obstruct the passage from the Lakes Borgne Ponchartrain & Maurepas to the Mississippi, and station at every important point a guard or point of observation, & report regularly to Head Quarters every occurence of importance--The Major General is authorized to make such requisitions upon the Inhabitants within his District for negroes, Horses, Oxen, Carts &c. as he may deem necessary & to enroll & receive into the service of the United States, upon the same footing with the Militia now in service all the Indians within his District & upon their enrollment will deliver to them one Blanket & two shirts the value thereof to be deducted from their pay--to ensure the completion of the above order Major General Villere will make return for such arms ammunition and provisions as he may deem necessary

                                                                                                        (signed) Andrew Jackson
                                                                                                        Major Genl. Commanding

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