Dispute Over Relative Importance of the Army & Navy, & Need for Congressional Approval of Military Supply System

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Date July 12, 1799
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary McHenry addresses a dispute between himself and the Secretary of the Navy, Benjamin Stoddert, regarding the relative importance of the army and navy. Also notes review of Hamilton's plan of military supply, and is of the opinion that its adoption requires no act of Congress. However, given the controversy on this matter, he will also submit it to the Secretaries of the Navy and State for their consideration.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups John Adams; James McHenry; Navy; Army; Benjamin Stoddert; ;
Related Places War Department;
Keywords act of Congress; ;
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