Appointment of Instructors for the Cadet School & Appointment of an Indian Commissioner

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PublicationAdams, Charles Francis. The Works of John Adams. Boston, Little, Brown and Co.,1854. (no image)
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Date August 13, 1800
Author Name John Adams (primary) Location: Quincy
Recipient Name Samuel Dexter (primary)
Summary Discusses the appointment of Mr. Foncin as one of the instructors at the artillery & engineer cadet school, but prefers to wait in case an American can be found to fill the highest post. Asks that Dexter ask the Secretary of the Treasury about the matter of appointing instructors as well, since it involves paying a salary. Believes that one Indian commissioner should suffice, and appoints "Vance" to that office; asks whether Dexter thinks it proper to investigate young mathematicians for the cadet school.
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Dexter; John Adams; Foncin; Barron; mathematician; Colonel David Vance; Mr. Wolcott; Secretary of the Treasury; commissioner; Bloody Fellow; McHenry; Sevier; Willard; Dwight; Smith; Ewing; ;
Related Places Quincy;
Keywords enclosures; appointment; expense; ;
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