Legal Appointment to Rank

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Date November 16, 1798
Author Name Charles Lee (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Lee has reviewed congressional documents and is of the opinion that only a Captain or Subaltern of the line can be appointed a Brigade Major or Inspector. Those offices can, however, be held simultaneously.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Charles Lee; Major Cushing; Accountant in the War Department; Captain; Subaltern; Brigade Major; Inspector; field officer; Peter Hagner;
Related Places Philadelphia;
Keywords Act to Ascertain and Fix the Military Establishment of the United States; appointed; office; additional pay; extra rations; commutation for forage not furnished; lawfully hold the office; entitled to the additional pay and emolument; ;
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