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Use of Recruiting Funds by Captain Blackburn

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CollectionConnecticut Historical Society: Oliver Wolcott Jr. Papers. view image
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Date January 21, 1796
Author Name Timothy Pickering (primary)
Recipient Name Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (primary)
Summary Pickering discusses the case of the late Lieutenant Grayson who was given recruiting money by Captain Blackburn but never acquired any recruits. It appears that Capt. Blackburn was justified in making the payment but Pickering challenges the actions of the accountant who seems to treat every man settling an account as a rascal.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Oliver Wolcott, Jr.; Timothy Pickering; Jesse Taylor; Captain Blackburn; Henry Knox; Lieutenant Grayson; recruits; corps of artillery; Secretary of War; subalterns; Colonel Grayson; Accountant; ;
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Keywords certificate on oath; money; recruiting; enlist; payment; resigning; public money; account; ;
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