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Eligibility of Mr. Francis, Poor State of Supply System and Other Matters

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionColumbia University Libraries: MS Collection, Hamilton view image
CollectionLibrary of Congress: MMC, McHenry, James view image
PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date August 19, 1799
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Hamilton discusses the employment of Mr. Williams and the incompetency of Mr. Francis. He expresses concerns about the inadequate nature of the supply system, which fails to deliver goods in a timely fashion. He requests weekly returns of supplies from Hodgdon and expresses his regret that Carrington was not appointed Quartermaster General.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Syrett listed this document in the Appendix to vol. 23.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Alexander Hamilton; Jonathan Williams; Tench Francis; Secretary as War; Contractors; agents; Edward Carrington; Quartermaster General; Senate; Commander in Chief; Samuel Hodgdon; ;
Related Places New York; Seat of Government; ;
Keywords improper conduct; resignation; good opinion; incompetency; office; supply; provisions; order; punctuality; salaries; quality; property; appointment; return of supplies; applications; ;
Key Phrases you are no less appraised of my perfect conviction of his incompetency, at his present time of life, to execute an office which embraces extensive and complicated objects; the business of supply in all its branches (except as to provisions) proceeds heavily and without order or punctuality;

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