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Recruiting in Virginia

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Source Name Image(s)
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 24, 1799
Author Name Henry Lee (primary) Location: Stratford, Virginia
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Summary Lee discusses the prospects for recruiting in Virginia which is hindered by the considerable opposition to the general government within the state.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; Henry Lee; Colonel Parker; the poor; popular characters; recruiting officers;
Related Places New York; Stratford, Virginia;
Keywords recruiting service; consultation with the officers; preliminary step; the government; artificial obstruction; natural clogs; high price of labor; nomination; ;
Key Phrases The weight which has ever been thrown in this state against the govenment operates constantly and applies its effects to all objects which concern the government.

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