Alexander Hamilton Papers

General Orders, 10 January 1800

General Orders

[New York] January 10th. 1800

Gambling, a vice destructive to the reputation of an army, and fraught with every evil not only to those who suffer themselves to engage in it, but to the army in which it is tolerated, is strictly prohibited; and it is pointedly ordered that no officer or soldier play at any game with cards or dice, at or within one mile of the camp, garrison, or post, at which he may be stationed, nor for money at any game whatsoever.

William North,
Adjutant General.

LC, RG 98, Post-Revolutionary War Commands, Castle Island Record, National Archives; LC, RG 98, United States Army Commands to 1821, Orderly and Company Book 1795–1813, National Archives.

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