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Hamilton's Pay & Emoluments, Etc.

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CollectionLibrary of Congress: Alexander Hamilton Papers view image
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Date December 18, 1798
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Summary McHenry assures Hamilton that he will address the question of Hamilton's pay and emoluments as early as possible. He intends to follow the English system for the recruiting service and will send a copy of the system to Hamilton for his perusal.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; James McHenry; Congress; two companies of Hussars; General Washington; Secretary of War; President United States; light cavalry; ;
Related Places New York; Philadelphia;
Keywords recruiting service; printed instructions; the English system; clothing; the office you now hold; justice; pay; emoluments; report to the President; papers and letters communicated to me by General Washington; congressional provisions; ;
Key Phrases It is certain that you must been a [loser] in the way you mention, by accepting the office you now hold.

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