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Arrangement of Relative Rank & Importance of Chaplains

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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 November 14, 1799
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Nathan Rice (primary)
Summary Hamilton informs Col. Rice that the arrangement of relative rank does not meet with his approval. There is no provision in the law for chaplains but he believes that divine services for the men are important so he has written to the Secretary of War on the subject.
Document Format Autograph Letter
Document Notes Cited in Rice to Hamilton, 11/24/1799. Draft, in the handwriting of Thomas Y. Howe.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Nathan Rice; Alexander Hamilton; Mr. Radford; Secretary of War [McHenry]; cadet in your regiment; Chaplains; Paymaster General [Caleb Swan]; Captain Ellery, the Assistant Adjutant General; ;
Related Places New York;
Keywords relative rank; Court Martial; trial; ;
Key Phrases There is no provision in the law for chaplains; I am nevertheless deeply impressed with the importance of divine service among the troops and have written on the subject to the Secretary of War;

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