Congressional Edition Volume . 225

Congressional Edition Volume . 225

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ... then in the United States' service, commanded by a Major Bennet, who is now dead, as he has been informed and believes; and Mr. Field, in his deposition, has testified that he accompanied the advanced guard of the enemy, who, early on the morning of the 19th December, surprised and look, in your house, a number of prisoners. He, however, has not alleged that the enemy then destroyed the building. If proof can be obtained from him, showing the destruction to have taken place at that time, I shall feel disposed to admit the claim, so far as regards the dwelling-house, on the strong presumptive evidence that the men who were taken prisoners were part of the guard, and that the guard occupied the building by the order of Major Bennet, it appearing, by a deposition of Rufus Spalding filed with your first claim, that the Major told him he had stationed a guard there. Respectfully, your obedient servant, PETER HAGNER, Auditor. Mr. Wm. Arruthnot, Letvislon, New York. B. Copy of a letter from the Third Auditor to Willium Arbuthnot. Treasury Department, Third Auditor's Office, 21s/ September, 1825. Sir: 1 find, on examination, the testimony adduced in support of your claim for property destroyed by the enemy during the late war, to be insufficient to authorize any allowance thereon. The buildings specified in your claim are, a dwelling-house, three barns, and a bark mill, and currying shop. Mr. Barton has deposed that your house was a military post for the guard stationed thereat, until the month of December, 1813. Mr. Fleming declares that it was, during the greater part of the war, until destroyed, generally occupied by troops in the service of the United States, and a guard stationed there frequently; and that it was a place where the patrolling...
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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 481g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236518160
  • 9781236518163