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[Rawle, William]:

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO WHOM WAS REFERRED, ON THE 18TH INSTANT, THE PETITION OF JOHN MOUNTJOY. 21ST FEBRUARY, 1800. COMMITTED TO A COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE, ON MONDAY NEXT. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

[Philadelphia: 1800] 4pp, disbound, light wear. Contemporary editing notes in ink, Good+. Mountjoy, a Revolutionary War Captain, was entitled to bounty lands, evidently in Pennsylvania. A clerk in the War Department stole Mountjoy's land warrant, which the Department had duly issued. The question is whether the Department may issue him another warrant. Rawle, United States Attorney for Pennsylvania, had opined that, although "the loss occasioned by the depravity of a clerk in the War-Office, ought not to fall upon the innocent party, yet I do not think it is in the power of the Secretary of the Department of War, to relieve him." Rawle reasoned that "the United States" ought to compensate him. But the Committee orders the Department to do the right thing, directing that it give Mountjoy "a land warrant, No. 2492, for 300 acres of bounty land." FIRST EDITION. Evans 38870. Not in BEAL.


Book Id: 18161

Price: $275.00

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