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ADJUTANT-GENERAL. A staff officer; one of those next in rank to the Commander-in-chief.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Born in Philadelphia, Barker served as an assistant adjutant-general during the War of 1812, then as an alderman in Philadelphia, and in 1819 as mayor.