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Acknowledgement of Receipt of Commission as Major General

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
Document Information
Date October 14, 1798
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Acknowledges receipt of commission as inspector and major general; states that he will defer his journey until late October, so as to arrive [presumably at Philadelphia] around November 1. Observes with satisfaction the relative rank of the major generals, and promises to send a response to an inquiry of McHenry's after consultation with other officers.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Enclosed in McHenry to Adams, 10/30/1798.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Alexander Hamilton; Major General; General Henry Knox; Major Hoops; Colonel Stevens; inspector; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places New York;
Keywords rank; commission; assignment; relative rank of major general; ;
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