Decision of Court Martial Effects on Payment

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Date July 15, 1797
Author Name Nehemiah Freeman (primary) Location: West Point
Recipient Name William Simmons (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary The June pay roll for West Point included two soldiers who were past their service time, but who have been detained due to a court martial. The decision of the court martial was sent to the Secretary of War in May but there has been no reply. Freeman believes it is proper to pay them as they were detained as soldiers.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Simmons to Freeman, 07/15/1798.
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Related Persons/Groups William Simmons; Nehemiah Freeman; Lieutenant Dransy; Samuel Eaton; John W. Brownson; commanding officer at West Point; Attorney General; Charles Lee; Secretary of War; James McHenry; civil authority; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; West Point; New York; ;
Keywords duplicate receipts; corrections; pay roll; muster roll; times had expired; sentences; court martial; detain them as soldiers; time beyond their enlistment; held for their own debts; decision of the court; served for the time; propriety; arrearages of pay; submitted; ;
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