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His Services Ought to be Procured at Almost Any Price

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CollectionLibrary of Congress: Alexander Hamilton 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 16, 1798
Author Name Timothy Pickering (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary Pickering quotes a letter from General Washington arguing that, despite the inevitable opposition of General Pinckney, Hamilton should be given the office of Inspector General.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; Timothy Pickering; General Washington; General [Charles Cotesworth] Pinckney; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; three southern states; south of Maryland; ;
Keywords impending war with France; his late conduct as minister and envoy at Paris; junior appointment; invasion; office of Inspector General; genuine patriotism; high command in the provisional army; perils of the American Revolution; invaluable services; ;
Key Phrases [Hamilton's] services ought to be secured at almost any price.

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