Proclamation 2

Proclamation 2  (1791) 
by George Washington
Respecting the Acts of James O'Fallon in Kentucky

Delivered on 19 March 1791. See (11 Stat. 752)

By the President of the United States of America.A PROCLAMATION.


Whereas it hath been represented to me, that James O'Fallon is levying an armed force in that part of the State of Virginia which is called Kentucky, disturbs the public peace, and sets at defiance the treaties of the United States with the Indian tribes, the act of Congress, intituled “An act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes,” and my proclamations of the fourteenth and twenty-sixth days of August last, founded thereon;[*] And it is my earnest desire that those who have incautiously associated themselves with the said James O'Fallon, may be warned of their danger, I have therefore thought fit to publish this proclamation, hereby declaring that all persons violating the treaties and act aforesaid, shall be prosecuted with the utmost rigor of the law.

And I do, moreover, require all officers of the United States whom it may concern, to use their best exertions to bring to justice any persons offending in the premises.

In testimony whereof I have caused the seal of the United States to be affixed to these presents, and signed the same with my hand.

Done Great Seal of the United Statesat the city of Philadelphia, the nineteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, and of the independence of the United States the fifteenth.


Signature of George Washington

G. Washington

By the President:

Signature of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson


^*  — These proclamations have been lost from the files.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).