Head Quarters of the Militia
Adjutant Generals Office
Sept 18th 1838.
To Captain Childs
You will cause your Company to be
held in readiness and mounted, each man with ten
days provision and the necessary arms and ammunition
to proceed immediately upon the order of the Governor
with him to the scene of difficulty in the Counties
of Daviess & Caldwell. Your action upon this subject
is required to be immediate and prompt.
The Commander in Chief hopes and calcu-
lates upon the Booneville Guards using every exertion
in their power to procure horses, and of their being in
readiness to march upon his arrival in Booneville
which will be about the end of the present week.
By order of the Commander in Chief