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Thoughts of the General in Chief

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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 January 22, 1799
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary McHenry discusses General Washington's wishes to be excluded from anything other than actual field operations. The General also wants to divide the military command between the existing general officers.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; James McHenry; General in Chief [Washington]; general officers; ;
Related Places War Department; :Philadelphia; ;
Keywords annexed schedule; occupations of the office; his presence in the field; actual operations; imperious circumstances; division of the military command between the existing general officers; sketch of the hospital bill; ;
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