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Petition of John Fitch

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Document Information
Date January 31, 1791
Author Name John Fitch (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Edmund Randolph (primary) Thomas Jefferson (primary)
Summary Details of Fitch's character described. Went poor in public service, traveled to Kentucky at the personal request of the commissioners, no longer has the assistance of the Army or his private creditors. Requests discharge, happy to hear there is a committee appointed by Congress to hear requests.
Document Format Document Signed
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Related Persons/Groups multiple; Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson; Secretary of War Henry Knox; Attorney General Edmund Randolph; John Fitch; commissioners; creditors; gentlemen; officers; Congress; servant; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Kentucky; lodging; Congress; ;
Keywords penury; petition; lodgings; money; public or private assistance; claims; discharged; apportionment; supplement to the act; exclusive rights; fed and clothed; ;
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