Private Letter Regarding Commissions and Recruiting

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Date March 25, 1799
Author Name George Washington (primary) Location: Mount Vernon
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Washington
Summary Friendly, private letter regarding discontent with the delay commissions and recruiting services. Many men have put their lives on hold in expectation of a commission and want to know how much longer they will have to wait. Washington also complains about the potential recruits for the army, and comments on other topics relating to the military and the Department of War.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in McHenry to Hamilton, 08/30/1799; McHenry to Washington, 03/30/1799.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; George Washington; commissioners; recruits; John Adams; President; Augmented Corps; Alexander Hamilton; Caleb Gibbes; General Benjamin Lincoln; Henry Knox; General Brooks; General Jackson; Lieutenant Mercer; Mr. Custis; ;
Related Places Mount Vernon; Philadelphia; Cambridge; ;
Keywords recruiting; commissions; blame; business; views or designs of Government; inconvenience; retirement; trustee of other estates; matters of a military nature; Recruiting Service; employment; well organized and well disciplined body of men; tactics; applications; Revolutionary War; veto; recommendations; newspapers; promotion; feelings of the officers; duties; ;
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