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Refutation of Financial Impropriety

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: 2d Cong, Sec Treas Rep, Vol II, III, IV, RG233 view image
Document Information
Date February 5, 1783
Author Name Nathaniel Greene (primary) Location: South Carolina, Head Quarters
Recipient Name Benjamin Lincoln (primary)
Summary Greene enclosed letters and certificates to refute rumors of financial impropriety in his contracts with Charleston merchants to supply his army with clothing. Greene wants to give Lincoln the letters necessary to silence any insinuations that may arise in Virginia. Malicious reports have also appeared in South Carolina concerning improper financial dealings between Banks and Morris.
Document Format Letter
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Content Notes Letter titled "Extract of a letter from Major General Greene to Major General Lincoln Secretary at War." All letters in (n)oe09 seem to be associated with document imaged on oe09 but not assigned a document number which is a certification by John Stagg that the documents are true copies taken fron the files of the War Dept. Document is dated 23 Dec. 1791. This particular letter seems to have had as enclosures the certificate from Banks and Greene's letter of 11 Nov. 1782.
Related Persons/Groups Benjamin Lincoln; Nathaniel Greene; Mr. Banks; General Scott; Governor of Virginia; ;
Related Places South Carolina, Head Quarters; headquarters South Carolina; Virginia; Charleston; ;
Keywords idle surmise; improper curiosity; unjust complexion; transaction; measures; clothing; speculation; private emolument; fear; rumers; liberty; certificate; letter; full knowledge; transaction; information; insinuations; affair; justice; friendship; reports; bills; defiance; all the world; tax; improper connections; suspicions;
Key Phrases Greene bids "defiance to all the world to tax me with improper connections, so I will not I will not suffer even suspicions to circulate without control."

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