Order of Commissions

Document Information
Date September 13, 1798
Author Name John Adams (primary) Location: Quincy
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Adams felt that McHenry believed the unanimous opinion of the public and the Federalists was that Hamilton should be appointed first. Adams negated this sentiment as false, noting that McHenry brought this opinion to Washington too forcibly, thus causing him to give the first commission to Knox.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Source Collection: Harvard University: Frederick M. Dearborn Collection

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