Regarding Tense Issue of Provisional Officers Being Appointed to Permanent Regiments, & Approval of Court Martial Sentence

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Date July 10, 1800
Author Name John Adams (primary) Location: Quincy
Recipient Name Samuel Dexter (primary)
Summary Comments on the subject of provisional army officers petitioning for positions in the artillery and old regiments -- says that this is a delicate subject, as many officers in the old establishment feel it is their right to rise in succession. Adams wishes to avoid premature action, preferring to wait until a complete list of worthy petitioning officers can be made. Encloses an officer application, and confirms the sentence of the court martial of Samuel Ewing, asking for a warrant of execution that he may sign it.
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Dexter; John Adams; General Pinckney; officers; Hunt; Samuel Ewing; ;
Related Places Quincy; Watertown; ;
Keywords answer; appointments; regiments; list; application; court martial; warrant for the execution; sentence of death; ;
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