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Moving to 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 October 8, 1799
Author Name Nathan Rice (primary) Location: Worcester [Massachusetts]
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary Rice reports on the preparations for winter quarters at Oxford. Since winter is rapidly approaching he stresses the urgency of moving his regiment as soon as possible and the same would apply to the 15th and 16th Regiments if they are to join him at Oxford.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Hamilton to Rice, 10/31/1799.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; Nathan Rice; 15th and 16th Regiments; ;
Related Places Worcester, Massachusetts; Oxford; ;
Keywords land; wood; soil; contract; ;
Key Phrases I had agreed for the use of the land and the wood at the price I mentioned electional with the government to take it or not; the owner was then averse to selling the soil; I trust it is your intention that on my completing the contract I should immediately move on my regiment without waiting a particular direction therefore from you as the season is far advanced; if the 15th and 16th Regiments are to be united with mine for the winter, is it not necessary they should be under marching orders as soon as possible; I do not consider myself authorized to give them any directions without your special authority;

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