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Agent of the Commonwealth. Correspondence with the Gov. on the Massachusetts claim, 1826, pt.2
SEE ALSO 51664, 51690, 51732, 51733, 51742, 51746 Correspondence between the agent of the Commonwealth and his Excellency the Governor on the subject
of the Massachusetts claim of the general government. Boston : True & Greene, State Printers, 1826. Pt. 2 On February 9, 1826, Governor Lincoln sent
both houses copies of correspondence relative to the Massachusetts claim and George Sullivan, the State's agent in Washington, D.C. The
communications are not in chronological order; some pages are a little difficult to read. On January 27, 1826, the Secretary of the Commonwealth wrote Mr. Sullivan
a letter accepting his resignation as the State's agent and directing him to establish control over all pertinent documents and deliver them to a
safe place. Also on January 27, 1826, Governor Lincoln wrote to Lloyd of the State's Congressional delegation asking him to poll said delegation as to
whether it was necessary to hire an agent to replace Sullivan. Lloyd's reply of February 1, 1826 said the delegation would meet February 2 to discuss
the issue. On February 1, 1826, Lloyd and Mills had written to Sullivan to ask if he thought an agent was still needed and invited him to the February 2
meeting. Sullivan replied on February 2 that he thought the whole claim might take five more years and a firm legislative statement of
Massachusetts' right to reimbursement would help a lot. The February 2, 1826 proceedings of the Massachusetts and Maine Congressional delegation concluded that no
agent needed to be hired unless an actual bill made it through the House. Two members of the delegation were appointed to get money amounts at issue
from both the Treasury and Sullivan. On December 12, 1825, Sullivan sent Lloyd figures to support the claim of nearly $822,000. He thought any
auditor trimming could be overruled by Congress. On June 25, Sullivan sent the Auditor's report to Governor Lincoln, telling him the full report might be
completed in October. He also told the Governor his bill would be high because he had never been paid. On August 17, 1825, he sent the Secretary of
the Commonwealth a bill for his services, $1560. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   Gentlemen of the Senate, and gentlemen of the House of Representatives, I herewith transmit, for the information of the legislature, copies of sundry communications, of recent date, on the subject of the Massachusetts claim ... .
OCLC Number:   1357501624
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