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Injurious Acts of the Disaffected Part of the Country

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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 22, 1799
Author Name John Adlum (primary) Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary Adlum claims that dividing his force would cause it to appear small in the eyes of people he calls "the disaffected part of the Country." He accuses these "Democrats" of interfering with recruiting and encouraging deserters. He believes that many of them would even join the French if they invaded the United States.
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; John Adlum; the Democrats, as they call them; Captain Peter Faulkner; two deserters; troops stationed at Easton, Allentown, and Cootsdown [Kutztown, Pennsylvania]; Doctor James Diemer; ;
Related Places Reading, Pennsylvania; Northampton County; ;
Keywords it will be improper to divide so small a force; it will make us appear little in the eyes of the disaffected; information I have from Easton; they prevent his [Faulkner's] recruiting by persuading persons from enlisting; little or no communication from the disaffected; we suspect them for having persuaded a number of troops to desert; I think it would be prudent to have a Military Survey made of this country from the Delaware to the Susquehanna; I have no doubt but that numbers would join the French were they to invade our country; principal disease among the men is the flux; ;
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