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Discussion of Appointment of Officers, Medical Staff, & Chaplains; Disposition of Old and New Regiments

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
CollectionLibrary of Congress: MMC, McHenry, James view image
Document Information
Date July 31, 1799
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary Forwards letters concerning General Pinckney, as well as the issue of appointing surgeon's mates for Hunnewell and Rice's regiment. Advises against recourse to the "act to regulate the medical establishment," saying that regimental medical staff should be sufficient for the near future. Notes that the current allotment of chaplains is one per every four regiments, but that the disparate nature of the four old regiments makes such an arrangement impractical. Recommends that chaplains for the new regiments, which will be more concentrated at named geographical locations, be selected from among those who have applied, once the regiments have been formed.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Multiple copies of the document exist; these listed under separate collections below.
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Related Persons/Groups John Adams; James McHenry; Major General Pinckney; Lieutenant Colonel Rice; Hunnewell; surgeons; surgeons mates; chaplains; regiment of infantry; artillery; cavalry; candidates; Charles Jones Jenkins; Edward Croft; ;
Related Places War Department; Massachusetts; northwestern frontiers; Mississippi River; Tennessee; Georgia; frontier; Uxbridge, Massachusetts; Brunswick, New Jersey; Harpers Ferry; Augusta; falls of Savannah; Bufort; ;
Keywords list of the candidates; appointments; act to regulate the medical establishment; hospitals; medical appointments; act to augment the army of the Untied States and for other purposes; religious instruction; ;
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