Submission of List of Officer Appointees for 9th, 10th, 14th, & 15th Regiments

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Date July 6, 1799
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary McHenry submits a list of candidates for appointment to officer vacancies in the 9th, 10th, 14th and 15th Infantry Regiments. Expresses doubts about the character and sobriety of one appointee, and asks that his appointment be withheld until more information on him can be gathered. Also mentions a Samuel Mackay, recommended by the Senate for a lieutenancy, but who has been recommended by others as more deserving of a captaincy.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes The second collection partially duplicates the first. List of names partly illegible.
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Related Persons/Groups John Adams; James McHenry; candidates; Infantry; Benjamin Shaw; Lieutenant Colonel Rice; Revolutionary Army; militia; board of general officers; Sedgwick; Samuel Mackey; Eli Fises; Eli Trises; Philips; Caleb Swan; Daniel Stone; Thomas Stevens; Cutter; Augustus Hunt; Fay; Nathan Parks; Hall; Colonel Price; Colonel Hunnewald; Colonel Hunnewall; Samuel Mackay; Perse; John Hastings; Lithgow; Benjamin Buell; Henry Sergeant; Beale; Francis Barker; Soley; William Gardner; Ashman; Rufus Child; Duncan; Payton Gay; Bates; Thomas Hale; Ingraham; Wolcott Hubbell; Colonel Moore; John Hay; Porter; Robert Cox Baude; Robert Hoode; Knox; Henry Hall; surgeon; George Willson; surgeon's mate; James Irvine; Colonel Hall; Richard Earle; Nicholson; William Craig; John Thompson; Robert Gover; Pinckney; Howard; Hughes; Ford; George Riter; Joseph Betley; Benjamin Nowland; Michael Nurser; Robert Bingham; Marmaduke Tilden; Thomas Hoewitte; Cooper; Lieutenant Savin; Lieutenant Hillary; Lieutenant Warner; Cavarly; Archibald Lee; Warfield; ;
Related Places War Department; Philadelphia; Marblehead; Georgia frontier; ;
Keywords lists of names; vacancies; appointment; sobriety; morals; attachments to the government; character; pretensions; last session of Congress; lieutenancy; declined; recommended; nonacceptance; ;
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