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Order: Hold Yourself in Readiness

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CollectionCollege of William and Mary: Philip Lightfoot Papers view image
Document Information
Date April 1, 1799
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Philip Lightfoot (primary)
Summary This a circular letter to officers to hold themselves in readiness until specific orders are issued and, since the appointment of officers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia is incomplete, no final arrangements have been made regarding relative rank.
Document Format Contemporary Printed Copy of Letter/Document (other than PL/PD)
Document Notes Circular Letter. Cited in McHenry to Hamilton, 04/16/1799.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Alexander Hamilton;
Related Places War Department; North Carolina; South Carolina; Georgia; ;
Keywords orders; recruiting; rank; commissions; appointment of officers; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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