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Discussion of Officer Appointments

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
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Date September 4, 1798
Author Name John Adams (primary) Location: Quincy
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Discusses the appointment of a man suggested by General Hamilton as a candidate for Inspector of Artillery. Adams also comments on the nomination of a Major Brooks to an officer's post in the army, saying he will never sign his commission until he receives explanation for terrible insults Brooks has supposedly pronounced. Says he has been convinced by McHenry's reasoning to alter the assignment being given to "Lovell," but does not comment on what the new assignment is to be.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; John Adams; President United States; Secretary of War; General Alexander Hamilton; Major Brooks; Inspector of Artillery; candidate; Secretary of State; Tousard; rogue of a Frenchman; Mr. Soddert; Colonel Smith; Mrs. Stoddert; Major Hoops; Lieutenant; Captain; Captain Mitchell; Lovell; ;
Related Places Quincy; Massachusetts; ;
Keywords recruiting service; apology; insinuation; commission; nomination; ;
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