§ Memorandum from Paul Hamilton
Ca. 30 November 1810. Describes the instruction and students at French military academies, including those at Saint-Cyr-l’Ecole and La Flèche, the Imperial Polytechnical School, the Imperial School of Bridges and Causeways, the School of Mines, the School of Marine Engineers, the Imperial corps du génie, various artillery schools attached to garrisons or regiments, schools of navigation, and the “Joint Schools” of artillery and génie and of miners and sappers at Metz.
Ms (DLC, vol. 91). 3 pp. In an unidentified hand; docketed by JM, “Hamilton P.” Headed “Military Schools in France.” Undated; date assigned here on the assumption that Hamilton conveyed the notes to JM sometime before JM’s annual message of 5 Dec. 1810, in which the president recommended “a more enlarged cultivation and diffusion” of the principles of military education, particularly by “Schools of the more scientific operations” of war.