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Forged land warrants

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Letterbook, War Dept Accountant, RG217 view image
Document Information
Date May 12, 1797
Author Name William Simmons (primary) Location: Accountant's Office
Recipient Name Alexander James Dallas (primary)
Summary Notifies Dallas that "a considerable number" of powers of attorney for land warrants due from the U. S. to the officers and soldiers belonging to Pennsylvania regiments in the Revolutionary War have been forged and that he can alert Dallas to the method of the frauds so as to prevent false claims
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander J. Dallas; William Simmons; officers; soldiers; regiment; ;
Related Places Accountant's Office; Pennsylvania; state offices; ;
Keywords powers of attorney; forgery; land warrants; false claims; Revolutionary War; artful; villainous; ;
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