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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.02078
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0057] April 1783 
Title Alexander Hamilton to George Washington on the organization of the country and government now peace is official
Date 9 April 1783
Author Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  
Recipient Washington, George  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document
Content Description A copy, in the hand of Washington's secretary David Cobb, of the letter Hamilton wrote as a Continental Congressman from New York to General Washington. Hamilton was writing in his capacity as a chairman of a committee (other members included Madison, Osgood, Wilson, and Ellsworth) formed by Congress to organize various departments in the government after the official peace. Would like Washington's "sentiments at large on such institutions of every kind for the interior defence of these States as may be best adapted to their circumstances, and conciliate security with economy and with the principles of our Governments." Is very interested in what the immediate situation of the country is and how to prepare the nation for "permanent salutary operation."
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Continental Army  Continental Congress  Congress  President  Government and Civics  Economics  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme The American Revolution; Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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