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Disturbances at a Public House, Etc.

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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 March 5, 1800
Author Name William S. Smith (primary) Location: Union Brigade
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary Smith took measures to obtain the correct information regarding disturbances at a public house at Elizabeth Town in which Capt. Courtlandt and Lt. Livingston were involved. Discussed Capt. Kirkland's Affairs concluding that it would be humane to let him die "as easy as possible". Addressed religious observation in the ranks. Mentioned a minister named Austin who has a strong following, Smith believed the military should embrace him and employ him as a chaplain;
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Cited in Hamilton to Smith, 03/12/1800.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; William S Smith; Courtlandt; Livingston; sick; invalid; convalessents; Kirkland; minister; David Austin; Jubelle Trump; religious societies; chaplain; Dayton; store keeper; ;
Related Places Union Brigade; Elizabethtown; New Jersey; Scotch Plains; Public House; hospital; Roseline Castle; Morris Town; New Jeruselum; War Office; ;
Keywords muffled drum; cartridge; ammunition; arms; contract; cord; wood; public allowance; contingencies; ;
Key Phrases "blowing the trumpet in Sion";

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