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Refusal of Recommended Furlough; Rule on Communication Between Sec. of War and Subordinate Officers

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Date March 26, 1800
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Andrew Ellicot (primary)
Summary Rejects Ellicot's request that a Captain Bowyer be given furlough, recommending that Bowyer address the issue through normal channels to General Hamilton. Refers to correspondence between Ellicot, the Sec. of State, a Dr. Dart, and the Sec. of War concerning Dart's worth as an agent of the government; informs Ellicot that it is improper for the Sec. of War to communicate directly with subordinate officers, whose requests should be routed through their commanders.
Document Format Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Andrew Ellicot; James McHenry; Captain Bowyer; General Hamilton; Secretary of State; Pickering; Doctor Dart; Major General Pinckney; ;
Related Places War Department;
Keywords furlough; request; correspondence; ;
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