Credentials of Mr. Macharg

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CollectionPierpont Morgan Library: Gilder Lehrman Collection view image
PublicationAutograph Letters of Presidents Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Harrison, and of Hamilton, Lafayette, Chase, Carroll of Carrollton, Thomas and C. C. Pickney, W. Pinkney, Paine, Wayne, Pickering, Wolcott, Lee, [and] Rush. To be sold in Baltimore, On Thursday, Dec. 15th, at 11 o'clock, A. M. [Baltimore]: Gibson & Co., Auctioneers, 1859. (no image)
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Date July 30, 1798
Author Name George Washington (primary) Location: Mount Vernon
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Discusses applicant to War Department; encloses Macharg application.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; George Washington; Macharg; Secretary of War; cavalry; ;
Related Places Mount Vernon; Virginia; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords training; testimonial; application; ;
Key Phrases employed very advantageously in training that part of our force; application to the war department must be accompanied by ample testimonies, not only of his skill in the business he professes but to his character in all other respects; useless to apply; writer of the enclosed letter, in name and character is a total stranger to me; law establishing the cavalry;

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