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Surrender of Deserters

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date May 24, 1799
Author Name James Wilkinson (primary) Location: Natchez [Mississippi Territory]
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary Wilkinson advises Hamilton that Governor Gayoso is cooperating in returning Army deserters who had escaped to New Orleans.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; James Wilkinson; expess over land to Mobile; the scoundrels [deserters]; two fugitives from the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers; ;
Related Places Natchez; point of his destination; Loftus's Heights; ;
Keywords intelligence [information] of the detachment; assurances from the commanding officer; accurate chart of the coast from New Orleans to Mobile Bay; survey of the river; agreement with Governor Gayoso for the surrender of deserters; abandon their colors in such numbers as to cause serious alarm; my voyage from this place [Natchez]; ;
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