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Duties of the Inspector General, Etc.

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CollectionLibrary of Congress: Alexander Hamilton Papers view image
Document Information
Date July 30, 1798
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Hamilton discusses the functions of the Inspector General, the contributions of General Knox, and his disgust with the policy of withholding emoluments from officers until they are on active service.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Difficult to read.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Alexander Hamilton; competent assistants; Major General [Henry] Knox; Inspector General; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Seat of Government; ;
Keywords scruples of delicacy; mature reflection; mass of details; unforeseen emergency; Inspector General; particular branches of the service; property; system of tactics; discipline; recruiting service; Artillery branch; emoluments; pecuniary interest; my military office; my profession; sorry bargain; active service; ;
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