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Recruiting Instructions for Captain William Preston of the 4th Sub Legion at Lynchburg Virginia

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Date July 18, 1796
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name William Preston (primary)
Summary Preston is to commence recruiting at Lynchburg, Virginia. Contractor will be appointed to provide assistance. Discusses the standards for recruiting; the matter of integrity and candor; time of service; pay; ethics; physical standards. Recruits must be informed of articles of war. Includes the oath of allegiance. No negro, mulatto, or indian is to be recruited. Must have been in country five years. Give guidance on training methods, musters, returns. Section 15 is crossed out.
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Related Persons/Groups William Preston; James McHenry;
Related Places War Office; Lynchburg, Virginia; ;
Keywords recruiting; Act of the 30 May 1796; recruit qualifications; oath; ;
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