Recommendations for Improving the Military System

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Date January 13, 1800
Author Name John Adams (primary)
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Summary Secretary McHenry requests action from President Adams respecting certain measures and assignments which he deems indispensable to the improvement of the military system. This report should also be submitted to the Congress. Discusses the Military Academy and schooling for members of the military (including studies of mathematics, geography, and natural philosophy).
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Secretary of War; John Adams; President of the United States; Congress; troops; engineers; artillerists; cavalry; infantry; navy; professors; teachers; officers; architects; drawing master; riding master; fencing master; cadets; major; surgeon; quartermaster; paymaster; captain; lieutenant; sergeant major; corporal; musician; artificers; horse artillery; Austrian Army; Duportail; Narborne; French; Napoleon Bonaparte; General Moreau; Arch Duke Charles; volunteer associations; militia; Paymaster General; Major General Alexander Hamilton; servants; ;
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Keywords military system; discipline; organization; fortifications; military academy; mathematics; geography; philosophy; chemistry; drawing; construction; cannon; firearms; gun carriages; bridges; canals; navigation; certificates; apparatus; instruments; foundries; barracks; vacancies; commission; wagon; howitzers; expense; law; returns; baggage; stores; provisions; compensation; general courts martial; punishment; discipline; desertion; whipping; hard labor; pay; forage; rations; clothing; subsistence; ;
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