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Early Preparation for Winter Quarters

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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 August 22, 1799
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Aaron Ogden (primary)
Summary Hamilton lists his requirements for quartering the troops during the coming winter. He prefers New Jersey as the location and huts as quarters. Sufficient wood and water must be available at the site and he would like a location intermediate between New York and Philadelphia.
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Related Persons/Groups Aaron Ogden; Alexander Hamilton;
Related Places New York; vicinity of Raritan in the State of New Jersey; fit station for three regiments; ;
Keywords early preparation for winter quarters; comfortable accommodation for the troops; sufficient barracks nowhere exist; most eligible to hut the troops during the ensuing winter; it must of couse have upon it wood sufficient for the construction of huts and for fuel; convenient and adequate supply of good water; a healthful site; preferring a station as nearly intermediate as maybe to Philadelphia and New York; duty of the several contractors to provide quarters for the troops; terms of hire or purchase; there are barracks at Amboy; the repairs they may require; ;
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