[PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL] Communication and Role of Commander-in-Chief

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Date August 10, 1798
Author Name George Washington (primary) Location: Mount Vernon
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Prefaces communications with assumption that he, Commander-in-Chief, would receive particular attention from the Sec. of War. Washington is frustrated with the lack of communication regarding all actions of the military and is completely cut off from all decisions that have taken place. He describes himself as "ignorant".
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Private & Confidential. Cited in George Washington to James McHenry, 08/13/1798.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; George Washington; Commander-in-Chief; Quartermaster General; Colonel Smith; Colonel North; John Adams; President; General Henry Knox; ;
Related Places Mount Vernon; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords appointment; formation; newspapers; information; recruiting; ;
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