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Appointment of Hamilton into the Provisional Army

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionHuntington Library: James McHenry Papers view image
CollectionLibrary of Congress: Alexander Hamilton Papers (no image)
PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date August 19, 1798
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Alexander Hamilton acknowledges James McHenry's suggestion to the President calling Hamilton and Henry Knox into immediate service in the Provisional Army. Hamilton assures McHenry that he is willing to accept the appointment, but insists that he does not want an immediate change of residence. Hamilton concludes with a response to some of Knox's criticisms to McHenry and recommendations for officers.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes ALS, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California; Df, in the handwriting of Frederick N. Hudson, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Alexander Hamilton; John Adams; Henry Knox; military; army; Senate; officers; ;
Related Places New York; ;
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