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Winter Disposition for the 5th, 6th, and 7th Regiments

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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 23, 1799
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (primary)
Summary Hamilton contends that the 5th, 6th, and 7th Regiments should remain in their respective states for the winter rather than removing to Augusta. This disposition would be particularly beneficial to the recruiting service.
Document Format Draft Document
Document Notes Draft in the handwriting of Ethan Brown.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Charles Cotesworth Pinckney; Alexander Hamilton; Seventh Regiment; 5th Regiment; 6th Regiment; Secretary of War [McHenry]; battalion of artillery; Paymaster General [Swan]; Mrs. Hamilton; [Ethan Brown]; ;
Related Places New York; Augusta [Georgia]; Harpers Ferry; ;
Keywords winter; recruiting service; Mrs.PInckney's heatlh; .;
Key Phrases The Seventh Regiment together with the 5th and 6th was destined for Augusta; I believe that it may be most adviseable to quarter those regiments for the present winter within their respective states; ...this dispostiion would best answer the purpose of the recruiting service; the battalion of artillery for the field is collecting at Harpers Ferry;

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