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Extending Our Internal Means of Defense

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CollectionLibrary of Congress: Alexander Hamilton Papers view image
PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date December 21, 1798
Author Name Harrison Gray Otis (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary Since Otis has been appoined Chairman of a committee to consider extending American internal means of defense, he asks to meet with Hamilton to obtain his advice on a number of related concerns.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Hamilton to Otis, 12/27/1798
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; Harrison Gray Otis; Congress; the President [John Adams]; John Adams; President United States; chairman of committee; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; France; French Dominions; French West India Islands; ;
Keywords indulgence of an interview; defensive measures; little leisure; internal means of defense; political opinions; general ideas; instruction; permanent army; regiment; economy; money saved; extension of the naval armament; prominent defects in the military establishment; reform; provisional army; draft of militia; grants of money for fortifications; intercourse with France; commerce; public good; indemnity; spoilations committed on our trade; disclosure of the source; your character and talents; ;
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