Grade of the Generals

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Date August 22, 1798
Author Name James McHenry (primary)
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary McHenry expresses concern related to the attempt to establish the relative grade of Generals Hamilton, Knox, and Pinckney. He also notes that he must go and be with his family because his eldest child is very sick.
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Document Notes Document partly illegible due to copy quality. Copy enclosed in McHenry to Washington, 09/10/1798. Cited in McHenry to Multiple, 10/12/1798, and McHenry to Adams, 10/18/1798.
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Related Persons/Groups John Adams; James McHenry; General Washington; General Alexander Hamilton; General Pinckney; General Henry Knox; Senate; general officers; general staff; eldest child; ;
Related Places War Department; Mount Vernon; ;
Keywords relative grade; appointments; disagreeable consequences; deciding his mind; circumstances; submit to your serious deliberation; rank of the gentlemen; enclosed letters; extremely ill; necessity of attending; ;
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