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The Virtues of Tioga Point as a Recruiting Rendezvous

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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 29, 1799
Author Name George W. Kirkland (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary Sounding like the President of the Tioga Point Chamber of Commerice, Kirkland extols the virtues of Tioga Point as a recruiting rendezvous.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Partially illegible; Syrett listed this document in the Appendix to Vol. 22.
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; George W. Kirkland; Secretary of War [McHenry]; troops; superior officers; ;
Related Places southern part of the state of New York; Tioga Point; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia; Hudson River; ;
Keywords note from the Secretary of War; appointment as a Captain of Infantry; my acceptance; appropriate rendezvous for recruiting; personal convenience; private benefit; public interest; soldier; enclosed prospectus; settlement at Tioga; respectable inland town; trading or mercantile houses; mechanics; market town; metropolis; adjacent settlements; resort; business; amusement; expense of transporting arms; rations; superior judgement; soldiery; ;
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