Transcriptions closed on May 15, 2018. Read more details here.

Recommendation of Military Officer

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionRhode Island Historical Society: Jeremiah Olney Papers view image
Document Information
Date January 16, 1801
Author Name Jeremiah Olney (primary) Location: Providence
Recipient Name Samuel Dexter (primary)
Summary Recommends candidate for military command; a previous recommendation was destroyed by the fire in War Office.
Document Format Letter, Type Undetermined
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Dexter; Jeremiah Olney; Zepheniah Brown; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Providence; Connecticut; ;
Keywords Captaincy; permanent Army; Revolutionary War; political principles; character; fire; ;
Key Phrases desirous of entering into the service of his country; object is to obtain a captaincy in the permanent army; captain in the regiment for this state in the Revolutionary war under my command; served with reputation; political principles are federal; support a fair character; confidence in recommending him through you to the president as gentleman well calculated to execute the important duties of that office; wrote to the secretary of war; destroyed by the fire; for several years past a resident in the state of Connecticut;

[Note: Transcriptions are works in progress and maybe partial. Please help us correct any errors or omissions by signing up for a transcription account.]
[not available]