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The Case of Beal and Hopkins

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionLibrary of Congress: MMC, McHenry, James view image
PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date April 1, 1800
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary McHenry advises that it would be a mistake to depart from the rules regarding relative rank, even though in the case of Beal and Hopkins, Beal is the preferable officer. Adding grades to ranks or departing from the rules would create more difficulties than solutions. McHenry refers to a letter of January 10, 1799 regarding appointments.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Partial document; missing first page of letter. See printed version for complete text (Papers of Alexander Hamilton, Volume XXIV, 381).
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; James McHenry; Beal; Hopkins; officers; ;
Related Places Philadelphia;
Keywords opinions; rules; appointments; justice; derangement; ;
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