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Expiration of enlistments for 1st American Regiment

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PublicationHazard, Samuel., et al, eds. Pennsylvania Archives, vol. 10. Philadelphia: Joseph Serverns & Co. (no image)
Document Information
Date September 1, 1785
Author Name Josiah Harmar (primary) Location: Fort McIntosh
Recipient Name President John Dickinson (primary)
Summary Josiah Harmar, Commanding Officer, 1st American Regiment, sends a monthly return of troops in federal service to President John Dickinson. In this return, Harmar states that, contrary to his initial estimates, he has found it impossible to keep the men in service past the terms of their enlistment. Harmar expects to recoup some of the discharged men after they have had their frolic and subsequently tire of work. New terms of enlistment will be for three years instead of one.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
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Related Persons/Groups John Dickinson; Josiah Harmar; Captain Zeigler; ;
Related Places Fort McIntosh; Fort Pitt; the mouth of the Great Miami;
Keywords enlistments; re-enlistments; infantry; treaty; troop morale; pay; work; frolic; recruiting; ;
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