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Resignations of Unfit Officers, Etc.

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionClements Library: Anthony Wayne Letterbooks view image
CollectionPrinted Version only (no image)
MicrofilmHistorical Society Of Pennsylvania: Anthony Wayne Papers (no image)
PublicationKnopf, Richard C., ed. Anthony Wayne, A Name In Arms: The Wayne-Knox-Pickering-McHenry Correspondence. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1960. (no image)
Document Information
Date September 21, 1792
Author Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wayne says he is only too willing to accept resignations from officers who are either unqualified or have poor habits but he also has some names of fine young men he would like to see promoted. Arrangements for paying the troops are discussed as well as the need for additional commissioned officers and a plan for meeting this need.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Cited in Knox to Wayne, 09/28/1792.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; President of the United States; General Wilkinson; Mr. Belli; Deputy Quartermaster General; Lieutenant Davidson; Dragoons; Major Rudolph; Mr. Jones; Mr. Dunn; Mr. Butler; Colonel William Butler; volunteer; Captain Edward Butler; riflemen; cornet; ensign; Cornet Taylor; Lieutenant Britt; Quartermaster General officiating as treasurer; Paymaster General; Supernumerary officers; officers; fine young fellows of education; recruiting officers; ;
Related Places Pittsburgh;
Keywords resign; general orders; character; ardent spirits; inebriation; athletic, modest, sober, and fond of military life; sight of one eye; smallpox; rifle service; escort; pay of the troops; muster rolls; pay rolls; notes; warrants; forage; expense; military school; fondness for ardent spirits & frequent inebriation; ;
Key Phrases The principal, if not the only defect in my humble opinion in the organization of the Legion and Sub Legions is that of too few Commissioned officers in proportion to non-Commissioned officers and privates considering the service for which they are intended--

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