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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning public accounts
United States. Continental Congress
June 01, 1784
Volume 17, Page 77

RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS OF THE 1ST JUNE, 1784, MENTIONED IN SECRETARY THOMSON'S LETTER OF THE 15TH APRIL, 1785.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

By the United States in Congress, Assembled. June 1st, 1784.

Resolved, That in settling the Accounts of the line of the Army the Paymaster General be, and he hereby is authorized to settle with the Commissioned Officers on their Oath, and with non-Commissioned officers and Privates on a Certificate from the Field Officer who commanded them, in cases where from Capture, or other inevitable disasters the Musters and Vouchers have been lost, and when from circumstances he shall be convinced that other Satisfactory and more regular evidence is not to be obtained.

CHAS. THOMSON.