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Affair of Lt. Marks, etc.

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. [] (no image)
Document Information
Date March 24, 1800
Author Name James Wilkinson (primary) Location: Fort Adams [Mississippi Territory]
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary Lt. Marks was tapped with a cane by Maj. Kersey, whom he had highly provoked, and then he sought the major out, struck him with a cane and then ran him through the body, an act of dastardly assassination.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes References Wilkinson to Hamilton, March 7, 1800. Published in Papers of Alexander Hamilton, vol. XXIV, 359-361.
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Related Persons/Groups James Wilkinson; Alexander Hamilton; troops; Major William Kersey; Lieutenant Peter S. Marks; Captain Zebulon Pike; Captain John Heth; William Rickard; John Wade; Aaron Gregg; John Steele; Lieutenant Colonel Gaither; Major Cushing; Captain Guion; ;
Related Places Fort Adams; Mississippi River; New York; New Orleans; Fort McHenry; Chickasaw Bluffs; Fort Pickering; ;
Keywords Snow Acteon; ordnance; public stores; court martial; armed vessel; death; ;
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