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Correspondence on Military Matters and Artillery Officers

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionHuntington Library: James McHenry Papers view image
CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
CollectionPrinted Version only (no image)
PublicationAdams, Charles Francis. The Works of John Adams. Boston, Little, Brown and Co.,1854. (no image)
Document Information
Date August 18, 1798
Author Name John Adams (primary) Location: Quincy
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary President Adams addresses McHenry on some "very unpleasant information" coming from Benjamin Brooks, one of the majors of a new artillerist corps. Adams appoints his personal friend James Lovell as captain of artillery in the place of a Captain Mitchell.
Document Format Autograph Letter of Undetermined Type
Document Notes Cited in McHenry to Adams, 08/29/1798.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; John Adams; Governor; Increase Sumner; Legislature; Secretary of State; Major Jackson; Artillery; Benjamin Brooks; James Lovell; Mitchell; Maryland; Major; Secretary of War; President United States; ;
Related Places Quincy; Massachusetts; Castle Island; Maryland; ;
Keywords cession; commission; employment; precedence; appointment; rank; service; connections; education; act of legislature; congress; ;
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