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Burke, Aedanus (1743-1802) Considerations on the Society or Order of Cincinnati...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05767 Author/Creator: Burke, Aedanus (1743-1802) Place Written: Hartford Type: Pamphlet Date: 1783 Pagination: 23 p. 17.3 x 12.2 cm

Summary of Content: Remainder of title: "Lately Instituted By the Major-Generals, Brigadier-Generals, and Officers of the American Army...." Burke is identified on the cover as the author. Printed by Basil Webster.

Background Information: Burke was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, an opposer of the Constitution at South Carolina's state ratifying convention, and a member of the first Congress (1789-1791). He was vehemently ...opposed to the Society of the Cincinnati.See More


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralContinental ArmyMilitary HistoryFraternal OrganizationSociety of the Cincinnati

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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