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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning public accounts, including cover letter from Charles Thomson to Richard Caswell
United States. Continental Congress
April 13, 1785
Volume 17, Page 438

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A RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS OF THE 13TH OF APRIL, 1785.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

By the United States in Congress Assembled,
April 13, 1782.

Resolved, That any States which shall have settled and paid the officers or privates of their late lines in the Army of the United States on the principles of the Resolution of June 1st, 1784, relative to the proofs of Claims to be admitted by the Paymaster General, shall be impowered to charge such payments to the United States, provided that such payments shall appear to have been made for such services which shall not have been settled for by the Paymaster General.

CHAS. THOMSON, Secy.

HON. CHAS. THOMSON TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Gov. Caswell's Letter Book.]

Secretary's Office,
April 15th, 1785.

Sir:

I have the honor to enclose an Act of Congress, passed the 13th impowering the States which shall have settled with their respective lines on the principles of the Act of the 1st of June, 1784—of which I enclose a copy—to charge the United States with the payments made, provided the Services shall not have been settled for by the Paymaster General.

With great respect I have the honor to be your Excellency's mo. ob. humbl. servt.
CHAS. THOMSON.