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Fortifications of Governors, Bedlows, and Ellis's Islands

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CollectionLibrary of Congress: Alexander Hamilton Papers view image
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Date October 22, 1798
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary McHenry notes that Colonel Stevens should contract for additional barracks on Governors Island and should have the buildings on Ellis's Island prepared for the accommodation of a company. The works should be placed in a state of defense as soon as possible.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Major General Alexander Hamilton; James McHenry; Colonel Ebenezer Stevens; Secretary of War; company; ;
Related Places War Department; Governors Island; Bedlows Island; Ellis's Island; New York; ;
Keywords additional barracks; buildings; immediate accommodation of a company; works; state of defense; fortifications; ;
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