Soliciting for the Surgeoncy of New York

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Date August 19, 1800
Author Name W. W. Buchanan (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary In discussing his solicitation for the surgeoncy of New York, Dr. Bunchanan argues that for medical officers the place of seniority should never apply and would indeed be a despicable scale for the assessment of abilities. He notes that he is a son of New York and has an unequivical affection for his country.
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; W. W. Buchanan; Captain Morris; Secretary of the Navy; Benjamin Stoddert; Mr. Davis; surgeon; medical officers; Mrs. Hodgdon; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; New York; Washington; ;
Keywords the New York; ship; vessel; the Adams; the President; commission; application; seniority; collegiate duties; education; surgeoncy; ;
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