Difficulty of Obtaining Receipts from Expenses Related to Pursuing Deserters

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Rev War Service Claims Files, RG217 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Rev War Service Claims Files, RG217 view image
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Date November 15, 1796
Author Name Stephen Rochefontaine (primary) Location: West Point
Recipient Name William Simmons (primary)
Summary Impossible to obtain accurate receipts and accounts from non commissioned officers who are sent to pursue deserters. Most are illiterate, and tavern keepers do not keep accounts.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups William Simmons; Stephen Rochefontaine;
Related Places West Point;
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