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Can the President Declare a Court Martial?

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionHuntington Library: James McHenry Papers view image
PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date July 15, 1796
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary He believes the President ex officio as Commander in Chief has the power to order a court martial. But it seems like a bad idea. Offers a suggestion on how to conduct the business.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Alexander Hamilton; Anthony Wayne; George Washington; accuser; accused; officers; judge advocate; magistrate; ;
Related Places New York;
Keywords court martial; articles of war; Presidential rights; charges; trial; ;
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