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A Report to the President Relative to the Military Establishment

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PublicationMessage from the President of the United States, accompanying A Report to Him, from the Secretary of War, of the 24th instant, relative to the Military Establishment. N.p. (no image)
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Date December 24, 1798
Author Name James McHenry (primary)
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Summary The report suggests ways to improve the management and operations of the military. The report is partly inspired by the prospect of war with France and political events in Europe. McHenry outlines and explains his proposed organizational system.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; President John Adams; Congress; House of Representatives; troops of the United States; regiment; infantry; colonel; major; adjutant; quarter master; paymaster; lieutenant; surgeon; surgeons mates; captains; cadets; sergeants; musicians; corporals; privates; dragoons; sadler; blacksmith; bootmaker; artillery; artificer; cavalry; respectable men; battalions; lieutenant-colonel; ensign; General George Washington; Commander in Chief; aids-de-camp; officers of inspection; riflemen; Quarter Master General; hospital officers; artillerists and engineers; Austrian army; Prussian army; inspectors; tailors; Great Britain; French Republic; volunteer companies; secretaries; purveyor; ;
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Keywords military establishment; further improvement; measures of security; prospect of invasion; our safety; military preparations; proper organization; military system; battalions; pay and emoluments; proportional decrease; economy; movement; military character; management; command; provisionally; war establishment; Revolutionary war; exchange of prisoners; standard of colors; artillery service; want of uniformity; practice; principle; disorder; approbation; annexed schedule; grade; rank; hospital; encampments; fortifications; public buildings; barracks; clothing; ill fitted; alterations; small allowances; rations; liquor; intoxication; bread or flour; rice; Indian meal; vinegar; soap; travel to their respective places of residence; extreme hardship; expense; returning home; pay and rations to volunteers; pay and rations; extra allowance; extra services; naval establishments; public supplies; Indian factories; regulations; ;
Key Phrases to render the military establishment more manageable and systematic; the country is adverse to extensive military establishments;

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