Description[Americana]. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO WHOM WAS REFERRED, SO MUCH OF THE SPEECH OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AS RELATES TO A "SYSTEM OF NATIONAL DEFENCE, COMMENSURATE WITH OUR RESOURCES AND THE SITUATION OF OUR COUNTRY." 13TH JANUARY, 1800, ORDERED TO LIE ON THE TABLE. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. [Philadelphia: 1800]. 8vo. 4, , [2 blank] pp, disbound. Unopened, uncut, untrimmed. Inner margin with two stitching holes, not touching text. Light chipping and browning along edges. Scattered light foxing. Very Good.
The Committee recommends that the existing regiments of infantry be "retained," but that new enlistments "be suspended until the next session of Congress, unless war should break out between the United States and a foreign European power, or in case imminent danger of invasion of their territory by any such power shall be discovered to exist." War Secretary McHenry provides data on "the non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates, inlisted for the twelve regiments, directed to be raised in pursuance of the act of July 16, 1798." Relates to the speech delivered by President Adams to both houses of Congress, 3 December 1799. Evans 38876.
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