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Claim of Josiah Long

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Date February 19, 1796
Author Name William Simmons (primary) Location: War Accountant's Office
Recipient Name Lemuel Benton (primary)
Summary Writes of an examination of the petitions and papers relative to the claim of Josiah Long as a soldier in a South Carolina regiment. Concludes that the claim was not properly filed according to the laws of Congress and that no certificate has been produced.
Document Format Letterbook
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Related Persons/Groups Lemuel Benton; William Simmons; Josiah Long; Congress; 4th South Carolina Regiment; Colonel Beckman; ;
Related Places War Accountant's Office; South Carolina;
Keywords petition; papers; claim; certificate; discharge; musters; ;
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Lemuel Benton Esqr-. Department of War

Accountants' Office
Sir February 19th 1796
I find out examination of the petition and papers
relative to the claim of Josiah Long as a Soldier in the 4th. South Carolina Regiment,
that it cannot be settled for the two reasons. Viz.

1st That the Claim does not appear to have been filed

agreeably to the act of Congress 27th March 1792 therefor must be considered as barred.

2nly That there is no certificate produced of his being a Soldier and of the time
of his discharge, the certificate alluded to in the petition Sent forward by Col.
Belkinan was relative to the Claim of Joseph Long who was a Soldier in the same
Regiment I have particularly examined the musters and find that there was two persons
of the name of Long in the 4th Regiment one named Joseph and the other Josiah so that
there is no mistake in the name as is represented - I therefore take the liberty of
returning the petition & papers yo you.---
I am Sir (indecipherable)
William Simmons