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Statement on Service in the Revolutionary War

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Rev War Service Claims Files, RG217 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Rev War Service Claims Files, RG217 view image
Document Information
Date July 11, 1835
Author Name Edward A. Bangs (primary) Location: Boston
Recipient Name Peter Hagner (primary)
Summary Statement regarding the Revolutionary War service of Captain Samuel Treat of the Artillery.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Edward A. Barys; Edward A. Bangs; Peter Hanger; Captain Samuel Treat; artillery; Knox's Artillery; ;
Related Places Boston;
Keywords Revolutionary War; army books; accounts; memorandum; half pay; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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Boston 11 July 35
Edwd D Bangs
Recd 15
No answer
"There can be no doubt
that the state of Mass
charged the 7 years half
pay pention to the U.S.
See letter of Jos
Hanna to Secy of War
dated 19 Feby 1790
Rev. War
Treat, Samuel
[undecipherable] Lt., Knox'sRegt. Cont. Arty
Capt.-Lieut., 2dCont. Arty
Boston Jul 11 M8 free
Peter Hagner Esq.
3d Auditor of Treasy Department
City of Washington
Boston Sec Office July 11, 1835
Sir -
In answer to your inquiring respecting Capt. Samuel Treat of the Artillery in the War of the Revolution. I have the honor to make the following statement.
On an Army Book stating curtain accounts of the officers of the Revolutionary Army there is an account of Samuel Treat late a Lieutenant in Knox's Artillery where his half-pay is made up for seven years and amounting to [currency symbol] 504. and at the bottom of the account is this Memorandum - "this man not to be certified till it appearing he left wife or children" A faithful and particular search has been made through the records of the Council until 1797 and no evidence found that the half-pay was ever paid to any person.
Your's very respectfully
Edward A Bangs [undecipherable]