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My Infinite Pleasure To Do You All the Service in My Power

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CollectionLibrary of Congress: Alexander Hamilton Papers view image
Document Information
Date December 19, 1798
Author Name James Gunn (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary While denigrating the abilities of the President of the United States and the Secretary of War, Gunn declares his availability to serve in the Provisional Army so long as he is not required to serve with certain officers.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Hamilton to Gunn, 12/22/1798.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; James Gunn; the President [John Adams]; [James] McHenry; General Washington; Provisional Army; White; [James] Sevier; field officers in [James] Wilkinson's army; Secretary of War; President United States; army; command; James Wilkinson; officers; General Hamilton; ;
Related Places Philadelphia;
Keywords our military establishment; public business; feeble arrangements of other men; command of the Army; legislative aid; honorable pursuit of a military life; passion for military service; profession of arms; scene of action; ;
Key Phrases The President has no talent for war and McHenry is an enfant in detail.

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