Regarding Staff for Cadet School & Indian Commissioners for North Carolina Land Dispute

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Date August 4, 1800
Author Name Samuel Dexter (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary Discusses the appointment of teachers and engineering instructors for the planned artillery & engineer cadet school; observes that no native Americans have adequate engineering training, but that Mr. Foncin, currently overseeing the construction of Fort McHenry at Baltimore, might do well in the position. Also recommends that a mathematician be appointed as superintendent. Notes that applications have been made for commissioners to "the Southern Indians" in a recent sale of land by North Carolina (which was appropriated for in the last session of Congress). Recommends two individuals for this purpose. A postscript mentions the enclosure of a communication from an Indian chief, Bloody Fellow.
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Document Notes Cited in Adams to Dexter, 08/13/1800.
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Related Persons/Groups John Adams; Samuel Dexter; General Pinckney; teachers; Mr. Foncin; American mathematician; engineers; Mr. Pusy; Mr. Barron; commissioner; Southern Indians; Colonel David Vance; Comptroller of the Treasury; Dickinson; Henderson; Steele; Sevier; Governor of Tennessee; Captain Edward Butler; Bloody Fellow; Indian Chief; ;
Related Places War Department; Baltimore; France; North Carolina; Tennessee; ;
Keywords school for Engineers; fortification; appointment; treaty; lands; appropriation; instructions; ;
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