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The Case of Capt. Blackburn and the Loss of Recruitment Money

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CollectionConnecticut Historical Society: Oliver Wolcott Jr. Papers. view image
Document Information
Date January 22, 1796
Author Name Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (primary) Location: Treasury Department
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Wolcott discusses the case of Lieutenant Grayson who was advanced $150 for recruiting and failed to enlist recruits prior to his death. Captain Blackburn advanced him the money since Grayson obviously could not pay bounties without the necessary funds. When he died he was insolvent so it appears there is no way to recover the money.
Document Format Autograph Draft Letter
Document Notes Partially illegible.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Oliver Wolcott, Jr.; Captain Blackburn; Secretary of War; Lieutenant William Smallwood Grayson; Lieutenant Grayson; ;
Related Places Treasury Department;
Keywords money; recruiting service; money; died; advance; ;
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