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Officers Proposed to Fill Regimental Vacancies

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
CollectionMaryland Historical Society: Stephen Raphel Papers view image
MicrofilmJames McHenry Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date May 9, 1799
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary Submits a list of names proposed to fill officer vacancies in the 16th Regiment, as well as the post of Major in the 12th Regiment, along with the recommendations which governed the choices. Quotes a letter from Alexander Hamilton concerning the latter post, which recommends a man who served in the Revolution as meritorious in "political principles, character and property."
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in McHenry to Adams, 05/09/1799. Cited in letter of the same date. Multiple copies of the document exist; these listed under separate collections below.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups John Adams; James McHenry; 16th Regiment of Infantry; 12th Regiment; major; General Alexander Hamilton; Colonel Smith; Hutton; Theodore Fowler; New York Line; ;
Related Places War Department;
Keywords list of names; vacancies; recommendations; declined; Revolutionary War; appointments; ;
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