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Discussion of Retention of Major Rensselaer in the Army

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Date November 19, 1800
Author Name John Jay (primary) Location: Albany
Recipient Name Samuel Dexter (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses the retention of Major Solomon Van Rensselaer in the army; contains Jay's own recommendation and refers to those of others.
Document Format Draft Letter
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Dexter; John Jay; Major Solomon Van Rensselaer; General Wilkinson; major of the cavalry; ;
Related Places Albany; ;
Keywords service; qualifications; ;
Key Phrases retained in service; not be proper for me to make any Remarks; to devote himself to the military profession; qualifications & conduct as an officer; cone of the most valuable and promissing young men that I know.

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