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Offer of Adjutant General and Inspector of Western Army

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Date August 29, 1792
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Nicholas Fish (primary)
Summary Knox makes offer of position of Adjutant General and Inspector of Western Army on the pay and emoluments of Lieutenant Colonel. Notes that Colonel Sargent has declined. Law does not authorize rank, but believes this will be rectified next session of Congress. If accepts position, repair to city as soon as may be. In case of declining, asks that Fish make no mention of the offer.
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Document Notes Marked Private
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Related Persons/Groups Nicholas Fish; Henry Knox; adjutant general; inspector of the western army; lieutenant colonel; Colonel Sargent; militia; ;
Related Places Philadelphia;
Keywords appointment; pay; emoluments; law; rank; Session of Congress; ;
Key Phrases I pray your prompt and explicit answer;

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