Proposal for Plan of Instruction for Artillery & Engineer Cadets

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Date July 16, 1800
Author Name Samuel Dexter (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary Submits a plan for the instruction of artillerists and engineers under the current laws. The law dictates 2 cadets per artillery company, or 64 in all, and 4 teachers & 2 engineers for instruction, with the War Department providing the instruments for teaching. Recommends that the teachers and an engineer be hired and that cadets be recruited and concentrated at a school. Sees it fit to mention that the cadets should probably be assured that future officers will be taken from their ranks; also recommends that a single naval midshipman be allowed to attend the school. Recommends a man to serve as the first engineering teacher.
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Document Notes Cited in Adams to Dexter, 07/25/1800.
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Related Persons/Groups John Adams; Samuel Dexter; Artillerists and Engineers; cadets; teachers; President of the United States; Secretary of War; Navy; midshipmen; M. Bureau de Pusy; James McHenry; General Alexander Hamilton; Colonel Tousard; Colonel Burbeck; ;
Related Places War Department; New Jersey; ;
Keywords instruction; plan; law; books; instruments; apparatus; regular school; ;
Key Phrases a sketch of a plan for executing the existing Laws for the instruction of the Artillerists and Engineers;

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