Compensation for seizure of cattle

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Date July 11, 1787
Author Name Joseph Howell (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Jesse Greenfield (primary)
Summary Encloses papers of Mr. Bradfield's with report of one of the clerk's settlements rejecting his claim. Rejection based on lack of certificate from commissary who received cattle. Suggests that cattle owners may already have been paid. No payment unless Mr. Bradfield can produce proof required by clerks. Howell says he cannot help as the Resolution of Congress dictates the mode of settlements.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Jesse Greenfield; Joseph Howell; Mr. Bradfield; clerk; commissary; ;
Related Places New York; ;
Keywords cattle; compensation; claim; certificate; Resolution of Congress; settlements; ;
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New York July 11th 1787
Dear Sir
Inclosed you will receive the papers of Mr. Bradfield with the Report of one of the Clerks of Accounts rejecting his Claim__The rejection you will found is founded on a want of a Certificate from the Commissary who received the Cattle, as also a probability that the Public have paid the persons who seized the same, as it was the prevailing custom in the Army, unless Mr. Bradfield can produce the proof required by the Clerks I am fully of opinion that he will not be able to get any compensation for his loss I find it is not in my power to be of any service to him as the Resolutions of Congress (unless the proofs are produced) dictate the mode of those settlements and which must be strictly adhered to. I am with great respect &c
J. Howell
Mr. Jesse Greenfield