Council of War established by Act of the General Assembly, July 9, 1812 "... That there shall be a Council of six person appointed by the General Assembly, four of whom shall constitute a quorum, to advise and assist his Excellency the Governor, in the discharge and exercise of such duties and powers as may devolve on him, during the present war between the United States and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland...That the Governor shall have power to convene said Council as he shall judge proper: That said Council shall appoint a Clerk, and cause all their proceedings to be recorded in a book kept for that purpose, which book shall at all times be subject to the inspection of the General Assembly, or of a committee by them appointed...” (Acts & Resolves, 1809 - 1812, Vol. 32 p. 146). Author: Kenneth S. Carlson
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Acquisition Note: Source: Council of War. Records & proceedings of Council of War transferred to the Secretary of State pursuant to resolution of the General Assembly February 27, 1818 (Acts & Resolves, 1816 - 1818, Vol. 34, p. 109 ).