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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)
Document Information
Date August 22, 1799
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Nathan Rice (primary)
Summary Hamilton stresses the importance of preparing early for winter quarters and lists his requirements for a proper site. He prefers Uxbridge in Massachusetts and recommends huts for quartering the troops. There must be sufficent wood for fuel and for building the huts and good water must be available. He would prefer to hire the ground but if that is not possible, a reasonable purchase price should be obtained.
Document Format Autograph Draft Document
Document Notes Cited in Rice to Hamilton, 08/31/1799.
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Related Persons/Groups Nathan Rice; Alexander Hamilton; consult Jonathan Jackson, agent for the War Department; ;
Related Places New York; vicinity of Uxbridge in the State of Massachusetts; station for three regiments; some position inermediate to Boston and New Port; ;
Keywords comfortable accommodation of the troops; sufficient barracks nowhere exist; most eligible to hut the troops during the ensuing winter; wood sufficient and proper for the construction of huts and for fuel; convenient and adequate supply of good water; a healtful site; plentiful surrounding country; procure the ground upon hire; inquiry must then be made as to price; duty of the contractors for Massachusetts to provide quarters for the troops; ;
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