Circular letter to the Officers commanding posts on the Sea Coast.

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Date February 15, 1799
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary Letter, informs re superintendance of coastal posts; directs report re state of post works & euipment; describes importance of military discipline.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places New York; ;
Keywords posts; troops; reports; returns; number and condition of the works and buildings; number of troops; equipment; supply; stores; artillery; arms; discipline; ;
Key Phrases promote to every reasonable extent the comfort of the troops; observe a strict observation of their duty; calling your attention in an especial manner to the discipline of the troops; cursory observation; exists in this respect too general a relaxation; evil which must be at all events corrected by the union of care, prudence and energy; argument; essential is discipline to the respectablility and success of the service; honour, interest and individual importance of every officer of the army; wish as soon as possible to receive a full and particular communication of the state of things within your command; number and condition of the works and buildings; number of troops and their situation; equipment and supply; quantities and kinds of military stores; keep me regularly advised; discharge of your trust; advancement of the service; discipliine of the troops; letter from the Secretary of War places under my superintendance the posts and troops under your immediate command; further communications; reports and returns are to be addressed to me;
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