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.