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Letter from the Accountant of the War Department

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Letterbook, War Dept Accountant, RG217 view image
Document Information
Date October 21, 1799
Author Name William Simmons (primary)
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary Simmons answers to the President regarding a complaint made by a private citizen. The citizen complained to the President that he was denied the reward for apprehending a deserter. Simmons states his grounds for rejecting the claim.
Document Format Letterbook
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Related Persons/Groups John Adams; William Simmons; Captain Miller; Captain Callender Irvine; 2nd Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers; Hugh McAllister; Lieutenant Francis Gibson; Comptroller of the Treasury; citizen; deserter; President of United States; military officer; notary public; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Reading; accountant's office; ;
Keywords barracks; court martial; notary public; power of attorney; complaint; desertion; certificate; allowance; premium; fraud; signature; official seal; ;
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