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Unfounded Suspicions of Colonel Smith

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 6th Cong, Senate, Exec Nominations, RG46 view image
Document Information
Date December 13, 1798
Author Name William Smith (primary)
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary An alternative to William Smith has been presented for the post of Lieutenant Colonel Commandant. Apparently Smith has been charged in the opinion of his fellow citizens with serious misconduct.
Document Format Autograph Signed Draft
Document Notes This document, forwarded under a private letter of the same date by Washington, is a draft in the hand of Hamilton.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; George Washington; officers; William Smith; Secretary of War; adjutant general; army; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; East Chester; Pennsylvania; ;
Keywords misconduct; recommendation; charges; election; constitution; commission; ;
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