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Indiscreet Instructions from the President to the New Jersey Commander-in-Chief

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionConnecticut Historical Society: Oliver Wolcott Jr. Papers view image
CollectionPrinted Version only (no image)
PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date June 5, 1798
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (primary)
Summary Hamilton takes issue with the uncharacteristically indiscreet passage contained in a recent letter from President Adams to the New Jersey Commander in Chief. He argues that if high government officials breathe an irregular or violent spirit, it will do harm not only to the government but to the officials themselves.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Enclosure; Further measures advisable to be taken without delay.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Oliver Wolcott, Jr..; Alexander Hamilton; President John Adams; Commander in Chief of New Jersey; ;
Related Places New York; New Jersey; ;
Keywords indiscreet passage; limits; ;
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