Ames' Attempts to Exonerate Himself, Etc.

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94 view image
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Date May 6, 1800
Author Name Joseph Williams (primary) Location: Springfield
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Williams considered it his duty to exhibit the complaints against Mr. Ames and hoped that a fair and candid investigation would have taken place on the spot. A few days after Ames left for Philadelphia, Williams was surprised to find he had obtained partial depositions and certificates calculated to exonerate him from charges without a fair inquiry. Williams lays out the evidence which shows that Ames abused the system of U.S. apprenticeships and committed other fraud.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Colonel Joseph Williams; Mr. Ames; Packard; Oliver; apprentice; David Ryder; Colonel Smith; artificers; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Springfield; Armory; ;
Keywords military stores; post notes; account; complaints; charges; investigation; partial depositions; certificates; school; receipt; clothing; shoes; wood; rations; testimony; ;
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