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I have appointed as permanent secretary Thomas Y. Howe...

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
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Date July 17, 1799
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Hamilton announces that he has appointed Thomas Howe as his permanent secretary and requests that he be made a second lieutenant so that he will be adequately compensated for his duties..
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Alexander Hamilton; a mere copyist [Ethan Brown] with an allowance less than the law authorizes to be given to the secretary; ;
Related Places New York;
Keywords power has been given to the Inspector General [Hamilton] to appoint a secretary; I have now appointed as permanent secretary Thomas Y. Howe of Trenton in New Jersey; a captain's emoluments afford a very inadequate compensation; I am led to request for Mr. Howe the appointment of second lieutenant in the Eleventh Regiment; ;
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