Moderation of the Contractors for Massachusetts should be rewarded.

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Date July 29, 1799
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary "...I hesitate whether the invitation ought to extend to the contractors for Massachusetts. Their price is as low as it can well be. The position heretofore intended for three regiments is in Massachusetts and it seems just that the moderation of the contractors there should be rewarded by the enjoyment of the advantage. The competition of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey may be excited with a view to the three regiments, which were intended to placed in the vicinity of Brunswick."
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Alexander Hamilton; several contractors; ;
Related Places New York; Massachusetts; Connecticut; New Jersey; Brunswick; ;
Keywords stationing of the troops; ;
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