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Reasons for Discontinuance of Augustus de Grasse, Engineer; Explanation for Letter Supposedly Lost in Postal System, & Recommendations for 6th Regiment Ensign

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
CollectionLibrary of Congress: MMC, McHenry, James view image
Document Information
Date September 21, 1799
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Trenton
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary Lists reasons for Augustus de Grasse being "left out of the service" after being employed as an engineer, citing gambling with government money and lack of usefulness as an engineer. Advises that the man not be encouraged to expect an appointment to the corps of Artillerists & Engineers. Confirms the apparently long time a letter took to reach Adams as the result of a mis-dating on McHenry's part -- the letter was not as old as Adams supposed. Notifies Adams of two recommendations of a civilian doctor as an ensign for the 6th Regiment.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes The secnd collection partially duplicates the first.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups John Adams; James McHenry; Augustus de Grasse; Artillerists and Engineers; Lieutenant Colonel Reed; 6th Regiment of Infantry; Major General Alexander Hamilton; Roger Culture; William B Grove; ;
Related Places Trenton; North Carolina; ;
Keywords gaming; case; service; recommendation; appointment; ;
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