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On the nation's resistance to a large military establishment

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Date 1797
Author Name James McHenry (primary)
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Summary Requests the attention of the President and Congress to be directed to - what he considers - much-needed improvements in the military. Notes that this is difficult due to the country's resistance to maintaining a large military establishment. Insists that the military needs more organization and discipline, and scolds those who are opposed to an enlarged military. Compares it to a shepherd enclosing his fields from outside danger.
Document Format Draft Document
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; President; Congress; military; officers; army; enemies; troops; engineers; generals;
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Keywords Fortifications; garrisons; posts; gunpowder;
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