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Candidates for Army Appointments from Virginia, [November–December 1798]

Candidates for Army Appointments
from Virginia1

[Philadelphia, November–December, 1798]. A list of the names of one hundred and sixty-eight men from Virginia who were candidates for Army appointments together with short biographical sketches and comments based on information supplied largely by Southerners.

1This document has been calendared because Charles Cotesworth Pinckney wrote the major portion of it. H’s contribution consists of minor additions to Pinckney’s material and full entries for twenty-seven candidates based on information supplied by Edward Carrington and William Heth.

H, George Washington, and Pickney prepared this list, which is undated, during their meetings in Philadelphia.

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