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Enclosed Report on Silas Dinsmoor, Temporary Indian Agent

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Letterbook, War Dept Accountant, RG217 view image
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Date March 13, 1800
Author Name William Simmons (primary) Location: Accountant's Office
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary Simmons enclosed the final report on the claim of Silas Dinsmoor, Temporary Indian Agent, and sent it directly to Adams because he and the Secretary of War differed in opinion over the authority exercised by the Secretary of War. Simmons requested private audience with President on the subject to more fully explain his situation.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups President John Adams; William Simmons; Silas Dinsmoor, Temporary Indian Agent; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Accountant's Office; ;
Keywords report; allowance; private audience; situation; ;
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Accountant's Office March 13th 1800

The President of the United States


The enclosed report on the claim of Silas Dinsmoor late a Temporary Indian Agent, I intended to have prepared to The Secretary of War, but as it is one of those cases which the Secretary has deemed himself authorized to admit under the authority vested in him by the President of The United States and in the allowance of which I have differed with him in opinion, I have taken the liberty to enclose the report to you Sir, for a previous perusal, and request that you will indulge me with a private audience on the subject that I may more fully state my situation . Should you be pleased to grant this indulgence, your signification of the time shall be immediately attended to.

I am &c. W.S.