Alexander Hamilton Papers

General Orders, 27 January 1800

General Orders

New York, Jan. 27th 1800.

Pursuant to instructions from the Secretary of War, the terms of enlistment of recruits in future raised are to be changed, and instead of being enlisted for any particular corps or regiments, they are to be enlisted for the service at large.1

It is directed by the Secretary of War, by instructions dated January 25th 1800,2 that cadets in the fortifications upon the sea board, and West Point, receive in future the same allowance of fuel per month, as is granted to lieutenants agreeable to regulations established by the War Department.

William North,
Adjutant General.

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

2McHenry to H, January 25, 1800 (listed in the appendix to this volume). For earlier correspondence about wood for cadets, see Lewis Tousard to H, January 3, 1800; H to McHenry, January 13, 1800.

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