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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning public debts, including cover letter from Charles Thomson to Richard Caswell
United States. Continental Congress
July 23, 1787
Volume 20, Pages 751-752

RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS RESPECTING UNLIQUIDATED CLAIMS.
(From Executive Letter Book.)


By the United States in Congress Assembled,
July 23rd, 1787.

Resolved, That all persons having unliquidated Claims against the United States pertaining to the late Commis’ry, Quarter Masters, Clothing or Marine department, shall exhibit particular abstracts of such Claims to the proper Commissioner appointed to settle the accounts of those departments within eight months from date thereof; and all persons having other unliquidated Claims against the United States shall exhibit a particular abstract thereof to the Comptroller of the Treasury of the United States within one year from the date hereof; and all Accounts not exhibited as aforesaid shall be precluded from settlement or allowance.

CHAS. THOMSON, Sec’ty.

GOV. CASWELL FROM CHAS. THOMSON.
(From Executive Letter Book.)

Office of Secretary of Congress,
July 25th, 1787.

Sir:

I have the honor of transmitting to your Excellency herewith enclosed an Act passed the 23rd by the United States in Congress Assembled, limiting the time for all persons having unliquidated Claims against the Confederacy to exhibit such claims for adjustment; as all accounts not Exhibited within the limited time will be precluded from settlement. I have the honor to request the favour

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of your Excellency to cause this Act to be published that all the Citizens of your State whom it Concerns may have notice thereof.

With the greatest respect, I have the honor to be,
Your Excellency’s Most Obedt. and most Humble Servt.,
CHAS. THOMSON.