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Appointment as Commandant of Massachusetts Recruiters; Duties & Regulations for That Office

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
Document Information
Date September 10, 1798
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Daniel Jackson (primary)
Summary Appoints Jackson as commandant of recruiting parties in Massachusetts; orders him to inspect Castle Island and report on its readiness to receive recruits, once the convicts detained there have been removed. Notifies Jackson of the commanders now recruiting in his district; specifies certain recruiting regulations as suspended during the current mobilization. These stipulations are meant to confirm that extra allowances of ration or money are not currently applicable.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Enclosed in McHenry to Adams, 09/15/1798.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Major Daniel Jackson; James McHenry; Secretary of War; Captain Lemuel Gates; field officer; commandant; recruits; Second Regiment Artillerists and Engineers; Captain Amos Stoddard; George Washington Duncan; command; convicts; ;
Related Places War Department; Castle Island; Massachusetts; Boston; Portland; Maine; Marblehead; ;
Keywords regulations; rules; appointment; recruiting; stationary; postage; letters; recruiting station; rations; ;
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