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From Timothy Pickering to Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., 9 July 1795

Timothy Pickering to Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr.

War Office July 9. 1795.

The Secretary of War requests Mr Dandridge to lay before the President the inclosed letter of John Parker Hale, lieutenant in the corps of artillerists and engineers, desiring to resign.1 From the information heretofore received by the Secretary, the resignation is not to be regretted.

Mr Hale wishes to leave town to-morrow morning.

AL, DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.

Also on this date John Harris, conductor of military stores, signed a receipt in which he acknowledged the return of the following articles used by GW during the Whiskey Insurrection campaign: “2 Saddles,” “2 Valises,” “2 Bridles,” “5 Halters, “2 pair Pistols with Bullet Moulds,” “2 Belly Pouches,” “4 Horsemens Swords & Belts,” “5 Nose Bags,” “5 Horsemens Cloaks,” and “2 Circingles” (D, DLC:GW).

1This letter has not been identified.

John Parker Hale (1775–1819) of New Hampshire was appointed as a lieutenant in the corps of artillerists and engineers on 31 May 1794 (see GW’s second letter to the U.S. Senate of that date). He resigned on 22 Feb. 1796. Hale, who was the father of U.S. Sen. John Parker Hale (1806–1873), later became a lawyer.

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