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On March 3, 1791, Congress passed a federal excise tax on whiskey, which led to the Whiskey Rebellion.

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History of the Whiskey Rebellion
Edward Smith to Edward Carrington, August 17, 1794
Proclamation by the Governor of Virginia, August 19, 1794
Benjamin Wilson to Governor Henry Lee, September 2, 1794



March 3: WV Schools for the Deaf and Blind
March 3: Shooting of William Johnson


On This Day in West Virginia History: March

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