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Court Martial at West Point

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Document Information
Date January 28, 1796
Author Name William Simmons (primary) Location: War Accountant's Office
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Discusses with the Secretary of War the sentence at a court martial for three men at the garrison at West Point, whereby they will be required to reimburse out of their pay for clothing and arms.
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes Addressed to the Secretary of War
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Secretary of War; William Simmons; James McHenry; Lieutenant Nehemiah Freeman;
Related Places War Accountant's Office; West Point; ;
Keywords sentence; court martial; reimburse; pay; clothing; arms; contract price; ;
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The Secretary of War
Department of War
Accountants Office
January 28th 1796
Sir
Lieut Nehemiah Freeman in his letter to me of the 15th Instant, mentions the Sentences of a Court Martial passed the 2nd Ulte on three men at the Garrison of West Point, whereby it appears that they are to reimburse out of their pay as it becomes due, the Value of Certain Cloathing and Arms at the Contract price--which price he desires to be informed of in order that he may be enabled to comply with the decision of the Court -- I have therefore to request Sir that you will be pleased to direct that I may be 404 furnished with the Contract prices of those Articles--To enable me to give W Freeman the necessary information.
I am Sir etc William Simmons