Rules & Regulations Respecting the Recruiting Service

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Date June 6, 1799
Author Name Abraham R. Ellery (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Commanding Officer on the Mississippi (primary)
Summary Explains the rules and regulations regarding the recruiting service with emphasis on those who are eligible for enlistment. Only citizens can be enlisted but persons not born in a specific State who lived in same before July 4, 1796 may be declared citizens for the purpose of enlistment. Anyone who has immigrated since that day must produce a certificate of naturalization from a magistrate or court before he can be enlisted. Neither apprentices nor intoxicated persons may be enlisted.
Document Format Copy of Signed Document
Document Notes General Orders of Major General Hamilton for publication.
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Related Persons/Groups Abraham R. Ellery; Commanding Officer on the Mississippi; Alexander Hamilton; magistrates; citizens; immigrants; apprentices; ;
Related Places New York; ;
Keywords instructions; citizenship; enlistment; inlistment; immigration; certificate of naturalization; affidavit of two reputable inhabitants of the country; recruitment; oaths; residency; money; age; intoxication; justice; propriety; conduct of hte military service; ;
Key Phrases "a faithful army is preferable to a numerous one"
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