"Democratic Influence" in Government

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94 view image
CollectionCarnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Isaac Craig Papers (no image)
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Date May 23, 1800
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Due to the military reductions that were occasioned by a new "democratic influence" in government, Major Craig offers sympathies to Samuel Hodgdon for being removed from office. Craig also expresses regret that Colonel Pickering was among those fired. Craig is referring to the ascension of Thomas Jefferson into the White House, along with the Democratic-Republicans in Congress - the opposition to the Federalist agenda. Jefferson was known for his opposition to a standing army.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Isaac Craig; Democratic-Republicans; Jeffersonians; Thomas Jefferson; Timothy Pickering; James O'Hara; John Francis Hamtramck;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh;
Keywords standing army; military; debits; credits; removal;
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