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Forged powers of attorney for soldiers' land grants

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Letterbook, War Dept Accountant, RG217 view image
Document Information
Date June 17, 1796
Author Name William Simmons (primary) Location: Dept. of War Accountants Office
Recipient Name Clement Biddle (primary)
Summary Discusses forged powers of attorney presented at the War Department from soldiers John Young and William Smallwood claiming land as soldiers of the Maryland line. Mentions a man arrested for receiving false land warrants
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Clement Biddle; William Simmons; John Young; William Smallwood; soldiers; Maryland line; Henry Purdy; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Dept. of War Accountants Office; Maryland; ;
Keywords power of attorney; land grants; warrants; fraud; ;
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