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Resignation as Secretary of War

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
CollectionLibrary of Congress: MMC, McHenry, James (no image)
PublicationAdams, Charles Francis. The Works of John Adams. Boston, Little, Brown and Co.,1854. (no image)
Document Information
Date May 6, 1800
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary McHenry asks for permission to resign his position as Secretary of War, effective June 1. He promises to answer any inquiries about the activities and workings of the War Department. McHenry notes his own meritorious conduct in office, stating that he leaves behind record of this in the papers of the War Department.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Adams to McHenry, 05/07/1800. 2 COLLECTIONS: one with photocopy images, one without images.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups John Adams; James McHenry; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places War Department;
Keywords resignation; official duties; records; official conduct; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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