Discussion of Disbanding Provisional Army, Filling of Officer Vacancies in Old Regiments, Forwarding of Recommendations & Court Martial Proceedings

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Date June 30, 1800
Author Name Samuel Dexter (primary) Location: War Department, Washington
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary Dexter confirms that a recently passed law called for the disbanding of the 12 new regiments of the provisional army, but not the "volunteer corps." Discusses the united opinion of the department heads [Cabinet] on the appointing of officers while the Senate is in recess -- that such should be permissible. Mentions the opinions of others on this matter, including Lt. Col. Tousard. Notes that he is preparing a list of officers from the reduced regiments who have been recommended to fill vacancies in the artillery and old regiments. Also forwards officer recommendations from General Pinckney and a court martial proceeding, for Adams' decision on its sentence.
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Related Persons/Groups John Adams; Samuel Dexter; Captain Boyd; Volunteer Corps; Heads of Departments; Senate; Colonel Tousard; Lieutenant Colonel of the Second Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers; Regiments of Infantry; General Pinckney; Samuel Ewing; ;
Related Places War Department, Washington; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords enclosing letter; law for disbanding the twelve new regiments; nominate; oral instructions; commissions; promotion; vacancies; list; court martial; sentence; ;
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