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To James Madison from William Pinkney, 30 June 1812 (Abstract)

§ From William Pinkney

30 June 1812, Baltimore. Wishes to mention his “young Friend, John Hare Powell, who, now that War has been declared, is extremely anxious to obtain a Commission in the Army.”1

RC (DLC: Rives Collection, Madison Papers). 3 pp. Docketed by JM.

1Powell was appointed inspector general of the U.S. Army on 26 Dec. 1814 (Heitman, Historical Register description begins Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, from Its Organization, September 29, 1789, to March 2, 1903 (2 vols.; Washington, 1903). description ends , 1:803).

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