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Claim of Lt. Col. Mentges

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Manuscript File, RG93 view image
Document Information
Date March 28, 1790
Author Name Joseph Howell (primary)
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Howell submits a claim by Lt. Col. Mentges that should be honored based on past precedents, despite the recent repeal of the resolution that legalized such claims.
Document Format Document
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Related Persons/Groups Commissioner of Army Accounts; Secretary of War; Lt. Col. Mentges; Congress; deserters; field officers; Superintendant of Finance; Comptroller; Lt. Col. North; prisoners;
Related Places War Office; Office of Army Accounts;
Keywords Claim of Lt. Col. Mentges; camp; expense of himself and horse; three dollars a day; hospitals; Act of September; Repeal of this resolution; allowance; legal claim upon the United States; equity of justice; the Union;
Key Phrases Equity of justice demand that compensation be made for the extra duty performed.

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