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Petition of Monsieur Louis Garranger

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Senate, Transcibed Reports, RG46 view image
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Date January 21, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name United States Senate (primary)
Summary Petitioner, Monsieur Louis Garranger, states that he and his brother entered into service of United States in December 1776 conformably to contract made by Silas Deane with Monsieur Du Coudray. The petitioner was experienced in artillery, but could not be accorded any rank for fear of exciting discontent. Congress informed the petitioner that it could not employ him in the army. Knox closes by expressing support for the petitioner and his sacrifices.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Louis Garranger; prisoners; Grand Army; Commander In Chief; Corps of Artillery; other Officers; Board of Treasury; Corps of Artillery; foreign volunteer in the service; ;
Related Places War Department; Philadelphia; France; America; ;
Keywords service of the United States; Captain of Artillery; contract; British ship; ev idence; Resolve of Congress; proofs of his talents and merits; favorable certificate from General Washington; knowledge of the theory and practice of Artillery; actual rank; discontent; public interests; compensation for their expenses; certificates marked B; services and wages; settlement of his accounts; debt; prison; claim for compensation; contract; loss of property; long imprisonment; unsuitableness for employment; qualifications of the Petitioner; opinion of the Subscriber; claims on their equity and liberality; dignity; personal sufferings and heavy losses; ;
Key Phrases If he is not in a degree compensated his future prospects will be miserable indeed.

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