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Contractors Must Keep Measure with Movements of the Army

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
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Date May 13, 1793
Author Name Alexander Hamilton (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name James Wilkinson (primary)
Summary Hamiliton stresses his differences with contractors Elliott & Williams regarding the imperative that all contractors must be prepared to fullfill their contracts not only for fixed garrisons but for the Army and detachments wherever they may be located.
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Document Notes Cited in Hamilton to Knox, 05/13/1793.
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Related Persons/Groups James Wilkinson; Alexander Hamilton; Messrs. Elliot and Williams; troops; commanding officer; Contractors; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; scenes of supply; the Treasury; ;
Keywords contract; stationary posts; movements of the Army; garrison; predetermined places; prices specified; camp; prices of rations; casualties; ;
Key Phrases I entertain no doubt that the Contractors are not only to supply stationary posts but are to keep measure with the movements of the Army or any detachment of it--in other words are to furnish the troops on their march as occasion may require--as well as in garrison or at predetermined places.

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