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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
November 02, 1785
Volume 17, Pages 568-569

SECR'Y CHAS. THOMSON TO GOV. CASWELL.
[From Executive Letter Book.]


Office of the Secretary of Congress,
Nov. 14th, 1785.

Sir:

It appearing necessary that a period should be fixed for the final adjustment of all claims against the United States for services performed by the Army, and that from the nature of such claims they

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cannot be so properly investigated by any other officer as by the present Commissioner who has nearly closed the lineal settlement. The United States in Congress assembled on the 2d instant, have been pleased to pass the enclosed Resolution limiting the time for exhibiting such claims to the first of August next, and have directed the Commissioner of Army accounts to give public notice thereof in all the States for the space of six months.

With great respect I have the honor to be
Your Excellency's most obedient and most h'ble Servt.,
CHAS. THOMSON.

RESOLVE OF CONGRESS RESPECTING SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

By the United States in Congress Assembled,
Nov. 2d. 1785.

On a report of the Board of Treasury, to whom was referred a Letter of the 24th October from J. Pierce, Commissioner of Army accounts.

Resolved, that all persons having claims for services performed in the Military department, be directed to exhibit the same for Liquidation, to the Commissioner of Army accounts, on or before the 1st day of August ensuing the date hereof, and that all claims under the description above mentioned, which may be exhibited after that period, shall for ever thereafter be precluded from adjustment or allowance; and that the Commissioner of Army accounts give public notice of this Resolve in all the States, for the space of six months.

CHAS. THOMSON, Sec'y.