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Appointments in the Provisional Army

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionMaryland Historical Society: Vertical File view image
CollectionDartmouth College Library: General Collection view image
MicrofilmJames McHenry Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date June 6, 1799
Author Name George Washington (primary) Location: Mount Vernon
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Washington assesses the qualifications of a number of officers from Virginia whose names have been put forward for appointments in the provisional army.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in McHenry to Washington, 06/18/1799.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; George Washington; engineers; General Marshall; General Lee; a Frenchman; General Pinckney; head of the corps of engineers; Major Rivardi; Major George Lewis; general officers; Colonel Baylor's regiment of cavalry; Virginia Cavalry; Doctor Welford; Director of the Medical Department; most respectable families; Captain Thomas Turner; infantry; characters in Virginia; ;
Related Places Mount Vernon; War Department; Virginia; Philadelphia; Great Britain; Fredericksburg; France; ;
Keywords applications for appointments; promotion; recommendation; eventual or provisional army; official advertisement; commissions; delicacy of the task; names of persons acquainted with engineering; merits or qualifications; Revolutionary War; western expedition; War for Independence; ;
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