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Recruiting instructions and officer appointments

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CollectionColumbia University Libraries: MS Collection, Hamilton 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 March 10, 1799
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Discusses recruiting instructions and officer appointments.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Private
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Alexander Hamilton; Lear; [John Adams]; officers; recruits;
Related Places New York; France;
Keywords a rule to forward f rom your department to the Major Generals, as they are passed, copies of all laws respecting the military establishment; oblige me; session; recruiting instructions; manuscript; term of enlistment is five years; law for augmenting the army; enlistment to be for and during the continuance of the existing differences between the U states & the French Republic; new revision of the recruiting instructions; field officers; stations or destinations to which they have been assigned; courts martial; power of the regulation; organization of the officers as reported by the Commander in Chief; it was an arrangement or distribution of the officers who were nominated into Regiments battalions and companies assigning to each company by their names its proper complement of officers; regimental pay masters; quarter masters; designated without delay; proper organs through which all issues of monies & supplies ought to pass; late war; Q master & Adjutant were appointed by the commander of the regiment; paymaster was designated by the officers of each regiment; direct the field officers of each regiment to report for the consideration of the President an arrangement of the relative rank of their officers in the regiment; officers; not yet appointed; facilitate future operations.;
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