EXTRACT FROM A REPORT WRITTEN BY AN OFFICER OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY, AND ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY OF WAR, DATED WASHINGTON CITY, MARCH 31, 1820 [caption title].

8vo. 8 pp. Original self-wrappers, stitched, as issued. Item #41486

First edition. Concerns the organization of a peacetime American army, mentioning the corps of engineers and the commissary and quartermaster's department, and calling for a professional officer corps. Inscribed at head of front wrapper "Genl. Jesup to E. Cutler." Enos Cutler was a major in the 2nd Infantry at the time; Jesup was two years into a 42-year career as quartermaster-general of the U.S. Army. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 1151 cites New York Public only, OCLC a microform only, RLIN Brown only, and NUC the Library of Congress only.

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