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1826-03-03, Correspondence concerning the Massachusetts claim
SEE ALSO 51664, 51690, 51732, 51733, 51742, 51748 On March 3, 1826, Governor Lincoln sent his correspondence with agent George Sullivan about the
Massachusetts Claim to the House for safekeeping. On January 4, 1826, Mr. Sullivan sent the Governor a copy of a May 3, 1824 federal bill authorizing
the Treasury and Dept. of War to audit the claims and pay what was owed, unless troops had refused to be led by US officers. Sullivan regretted that
the bill had not been passed in the previous session because now there was opposition to it. This was an unexpected snag. The Governor wrote back on
January 9, 1826 and was equally regretful. Sullivan sent a long letter on January 14, 1826. Apparently, during the late war, troops in South Boston
and Portland had rejected U.S. officers, but the circumstances were not explained. Now, 12-14 years later, it was an issue. Then Sullivan vigorously
defended his handling of his assignment, wanted to be paid for his time and expenses, returned his commission and resigned. [Converted from the
original microfilm held by the Vincent C. Immel Law Library, Saint Louis University]
Title:   Message. Gentlemen of the House of Representatives. : Paramount considerations of regard to what is due to the character of the administration of the government, induce me, at this time, to place within the controul of the House of Representatives, copies of certain official papers which relate to the recent agency, for the prosecution of the Massachusetts claim ...
OCLC Number:   1358414466
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