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Relative Rank of Officers and Sundry Appointments

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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 November 6, 1799
Author Name Nathan Rice (primary) Location: Oxford [Massachusetts]
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary Rice discusses the relative rank of his officers and sundry appointments.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Nathan Rice; Alexander Hamilton; Captain Mackay; Lieutenant Flagg; Chandler; Cheney; cadet; John Radford; sergeant major; Mr. William Leveritt; Major John Walker; Major Rowe; the President [Adams]; Captain Emory; my adjutant, Mr. Sergeant; Lieutenant Church; chaplain at Oxford; my paymaster [Robert Duncan, Jr.];
Related Places Oxford, Massachusetts; ;
Keywords apparent military merit of my officers; commission; mercantile business; Inspectors and Quartermasters departments; subject of rank; settling the rank of the field officers; religion; integrity; ;
Key Phrases Since my communication on the subject of the relative rank of my officers, I have become considerably acquainted with them; ...from the knowledge I have yet obtained of the gentlemen I cannot fully recommend one for so important an office as that of Deputy Paymaster General; although I am not over <-> with religion yet I conceive it my duty to request that a sensible person may be appointed to officiate as Chaplain at Oxford; It will conduce to order and regularity if it were authorized;

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