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Approval of Cadet Instruction Plan, With Expanded Discussion of Naval Midshipmen

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
CollectionPrinted Version only (no image)
PublicationAdams, Charles Francis. The Works of John Adams. Boston, Little, Brown and Co.,1854. (no image)
Document Information
Date July 25, 1800
Author Name John Adams (primary) Location: Quincy
Recipient Name Samuel Dexter (primary)
Summary Approves whole-heartedly with Dexter's previously submitted plan for the instruction of artillery and engineer cadets, adding only that he feels multiple naval midshipmen should be allowed at the cadet school, and that a naval school should also be conducted aboard each frigate. Discusses several individuals recommended to serve as teachers or engineers in the school. Adams objects to appointing foreigners unless absolutely necessary.
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes Works of John Adams Volume 9.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Dexter; John Adams; artillerists and engineers; cadets; teachers; officers; Secretary of the Navy; Benjamin Stoddert; Navy; midshipmen; Captain Barron; Mr. Bureau de Pusy; foreigners; ;
Related Places Quincy;
Keywords laws; instruction; recommend; books; instruments; apparatus; regular school; battalions; appointment; frigate; navigation; sciences; the Boston; ;
Key Phrases there ought to be a school on board every frigate;

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