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Forwarding of Letter from General Pinckney regarding General Officer rank

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
Document Information
Date November 1, 1798
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary Forwards to Adams a letter from General Pinckney, concerning Pinckney's attendance at the planned War Department meeting to discuss officer appointments & other military necessities.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney; General Henry Knox; Major Rutledge; major generals; General Alexander Hamilton; Secretary of War; James McHenry; Major Haskell; ;
Related Places Trenton; New Jersey; North River; War Department; ;
Keywords officer; rank; appointment; decline; inferior rank; ship; Revolutionary War; War for Independence; absolute refusal to serve; talents; ;
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