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Collection Reference Number GLC07155
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1798 
Title Alexander Hamilton to John Jay regarding the defense of Philadelphia
Date 19 November 1798
Author Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  
Recipient Jay, John  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Inspector General Alexander Hamilton writes to Governor of New York John Jay about the importance of engineers in planning the defense of Philadelphia against possible attack during the threat of war between the United States and France in 1798. Accompanied by the address leaf, which has been trimmed to a single panel.
Subjects American Statesmen  France  Quasi-war  Military History  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Government and Civics  
People Hamilton, Alexander (ca. 1757-1804)  Jay, John (1745-1829)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Foreign Affairs; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
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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