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Request for Quick Payment of Major Tousard's Back Pay, for the Good of the Rhode Island Defenses

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Date May 24, 1800
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name John Adams (primary)
Summary Mentions that Major Tousard is now insisting on the need to finish fortifications in Rhode Island and other points eastward. Notes that Tousard, like many other officers, is owed back pay; also notes that his services in planning and beginning the defenses at Rhode Island were indispensable, and he is equally indispensable for their completion. Requests that Tousard's pay be expedited as quickly as possible.
Document Format Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups John Adams; James McHenry; Major Louis Tousard; Lewis Tousard; engineer; ;
Related Places War Department; Rhode Island; ;
Keywords defenses; funds; accounts; extra services; expense; claims; plans; public interest; ;
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