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Major Ford Takes Command, Etc.

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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 March 19, 1799
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Major Ford has been directed to take the command as McHenry suggested. However, the detachment did not proceed as Hamilton intended.
Document Format Draft Letter
Document Notes Letter letter unsigned but assumed to be from Alexander Hamilton based on the content. Cited in McHenry to Hamilton, 03/29/1799 and McHenry to Hamilton, 03/30/1799. Syrett listed this document in the Appendix to Vol. 22.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Alexander Hamilton; Major [Mahlon] Ford; General [William] McPherson; Secretary of War; detachment; command; ;
Related Places New York;
Keywords correspondence with you and General McPherson; detachment; ;
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