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Colonel Tousard as Inspector of Artillery

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CollectionLibrary of Congress: Alexander Hamilton Papers view image
Document Information
Date September 4, 1798
Author Name John Adams (primary)
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary Adams questions the wisdom of appointing Colonel Tousard as Inspector of Artillery. Tousard is a fine officer but he is of French origin and Adams is worried that in a war with the French, Tousard would be the object of suspicion.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Syrett listed this document in the Appendix to Vol. 22. Illegible.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; John Adams; Colonel [Lewis]Tousard; Inspector of Artillery; French officers in the Artillery; ;
Related Places Quincy, Massachusetts; New York; France; ;
Keywords honor and fidelity; native country; speech; French war; suspicions; ;
Key Phrases His speech betrays his country and there is now a natural jealousy of French officers.

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