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Date of Commission State Remarks
Samuel Fowle Lieutenant Feb. 22, 1799 Massachusetts
James House Lieutenant Feb. 22, 1799 Pennsylvania
Ebenezer Beche Lieutenant Feb. 22, 1799 Connecticut

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Explanation of the notes set opposite (in the column of remarks) to to the names of several officers composing the Army of the United States.           

 &—  Denotes such officers as are of the 1st class, so esteemed from a superiority of genius & Military proficiency.
 &— [Denotes such officers]  second class, respectable as officers, but not altogether entitled to the 1st grade.
 &— [Denotes such officers]  Republican.
 &— [Denotes] Officers whose political opinions are not positively ascertained.
 &— [Denotes Officers]  Political apathy.
 &— [Denotes Officers] opposed to the administration, otherwise respectable officers.
 &— [Denotes Officers] opposed to the administration more decisively.
 &— [Denotes Officers] opposed most violently to the administration and still active in its vilification.
 &— [Denotes Officers] professionally the soldier without any political creed.
 &— [Denotes Officers] unworthy of the commissions they bear.
 &— [Denotes Officers] unknown to us.