Regarding Hamilton's Plan for Military Supply, with Consideration of the Measure of a Powerful Nation in the Eyes of the World

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Date June 29, 1799
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary Forwards General Hamilton's plan for connecting the U.S. military supply system. McHenry recommends it as taking into account regulations, examples from the Revolutionary War period, and the current situation of the country. Lists three things essential to being held equal by the other nations of the world: 1) an army, with adequate means for its support; 2) a system to keep that army regularly supplied; 3) genius in the general who commands it. Combining these with a navy should secure the nation against any threat.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Adams to McHenry, 07/07/1799. The second collection partially duplicates the first.
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Related Persons/Groups John Adams; James McHenry; President United States; Alexander Hamilton; Secretary of War; Secretary of Treasury; army; navy; ;
Related Places War Department;
Keywords supply; military system; genius in the general; national security; ;
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