Nominations for Military Posts in the Augmented Army

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Date July 22, 1798
Author Name George Washington (primary) Location: Mount Vernon
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Washington assesses the nominations of officers for the various posts in the augmented army and recommends that an officer other than Colonel Smith be appointed Adjutant General. He also inquires about the position of Quartermaster General. He names several individuals who he thinks ought to be considered for appointments.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Washington to McHenry, 08/02/1798, and McHenry to Adams, 05/07/1799.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; George Washington; Colonel Smith; Quartermaster General; General Green; Colonel Carrington; John Wilkins Jr.; troops; militia; Lerene; John Tayloe; Mrs. Lloyd; Benjamin Ogle; John Adams; Cavalry; Major Talmadge; Major Ragsdale; Troop of Horse; Lieutenant Marstellar; Doctor Peyton; Captain Young; Doctor Craik; Major West; Edward Rutledge; General Knox; ;
Related Places Mount Vernon; Maryland; Western Country; Annapolis; Virginia; New York; Alexandria; Europe; ;
Keywords nominations; appointment; expedition; subalterns; recruiting; Revolutionary War; recommendations; Western expedition; application; ;
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