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Complaint Regarding Obsorne's Court Martial

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Document Information
Date August 26, 1799
Author Name Samuel Osborne (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Obsorne complains of the delay and manner of his court martial. He complains about the behavior of Major Hoops, saying he prevented Osborne from mounting a proper defense. The proceedings of the Court have still not been submitted to the War Office, in violation of proper procedure. He requests from the War Department of copies of documents relating to his defense.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes partially illegible.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Samuel Osborn; officers; Major Hoops; Alexander Hamilton; Judge Advocate; ;
Related Places New York; Governors Island; ;
Keywords court-martial; delays; defense; imprisonment; injury; commission; pittance; pay; animadversions; anathemas; proceedings; publication; perversion of the facts; slander; documents; case; ;
Key Phrases "my character assailed with every weapon that malice & wounded price can forge"

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