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Recruiting Mulattoes as Servants, Etc.

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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 September 19, 1799
Author Name William C. Bentley (primary) Location: Richmond [Virginia];
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary Bentley suggests that even though the recruiting instructions prohibit the recruiting of mullatoes, they should be allowed to be enlisted as officers' servants. They are better suited to menial service than are white natives. He wants to know whether officers commanding a recruiting station are entitled to double rations.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; William C. Bentley; mullatos; batmen; recruits; white natives; servant; each officer commanding a separate post; officer commanding a recruiting station; ;
Related Places Richmond; Virginia; ;
Keywords recruiting instructions; menial service; twice the number of rations; Act of Congress; ;
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