Request for Investigation of Fee to Be Paid to the Captor of An Army Deserter

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Date August 24, 1799
Author Name Hugh McAlister (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary Hugh McAlister asks that Adams bring his case directly to the accountant in the War Office, for investigation. McAlister claims a Congressional bounty of $10 for apprehending and turning in an army deserter, David Gill. William Simmons, the accountant, had refused McAlister's certificate without stating a reason. McAlister claims it is less a matter of money than a matter of justice.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Enclosed in McHenry to Adams, 10/25/1799.
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Related Persons/Groups John Adams; Hugh McAlister; David Gill; deserter; Accountant; William Simmons; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Carlisle, Pennsylvania; ;
Keywords certificate; Act of Congress; claim; investigation; ;
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