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Concerning dragoons and presidential powers

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Date February 24, 1797
Author Name James McHenry (primary)
Recipient Name Charles Lee (primary)
Summary Requests the opinion of the Attorney General on executive powers to prevent the arrangement of dragoons into infantry, according to a bill passed in May 1796 in Congress. McHenry concludes by stating that dragoons should not be disbanded due to the state of things on the Indian frontier.
Document Format Autograph Draft Letter
Document Notes Draft
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Related Persons/Groups Charles Lee; James McHenry; Congress; President; infantry; dragoons; military; privates; officers; Indians; ;
Related Places Indian country; frontier; ;
Keywords Statute; horse; ;
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