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Report of the Committee on Pensions and Revolutionary Claims, on the petition of John Delafield, accompanied with a bill for his relief. Ma read, and with the bill committed to a committee of the whole House on Monday next. Published: (). and moved that the Committee on Revolutionary Claims be discharged from the consideration of the same. The committee was discharged accord-ingly. Mr. FAIRFIELD presented the petitions of Rob-ert Ramsay, senior, and of Mary Carleton, asking for a pension: they were referred to the Committee on Pensions. Here the open message just received from the. By the number of petitions requesting settlement of military pensions and other war-related claims became so great that the House divided the jurisdiction of the Claims Committee, giving jurisdiction over the types of claims named in its title to the new Committee on Pensions and Revolutionary War Claims. Home > Committee Reports > th Congress > H. Rept. H. Rept. - A CITIZEN'S GUIDE ON USING THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT AND THE PRIVACY ACT OF TO REQUEST GOVERNMENT RECORDS th Congress ().
James K. Polk and his Constituents, In the Polk Papers in the Library of Congress is a modest book- let, made evidently by fastening together some sheets of folded writ- ing-paper of note size. 1 In the cover is stamped " Congress U. S." in raised letters with a chaste border, indicating the source from which the paper was obtained. Previously president of Congress, he is serving on a committee charged with forming a plan of defense for the south. The committee issues its report Ma urging the formation of regiments of slaves for the defense of the south, for which Congress will compensate slaveowners and the slaves will receive their freedom and $ At the link above, type a first name and last name along with the words public claims (e.g., John Smith public claims) in the search box. When the results appear, look in the margin on the left side of the page under Collections for "Revolutionary War Public Service Claims" and click the link. Prints from microfilm of the pertinent information from the book, as well as the page including the individual name requested, are provided to those who inquire through mail or email. Similarly, the staff at the archives can help on-site patrons to find the various pages needed to compile a “complete” account book entry.
Some vols. include supplemental journals of "such proceedings of the sessions, as, during the time they were depending, were ordered to be kept secret, and respecting which the injunction of secrecy was afterwards taken off by the order of the House.". The Committee of Claims presented its final report on the Revolutionary claims in , after the expiration of the deadline for claims. Rebuffed Revolutionary War claimants (or their heirs) reapplied for compensation after the War of , arguing that the new law should apply retroactively to them. Contributed by Barbara Bonham. ABSTRACTS OF REV WAR PENSION FILES, VOL III N-Z, abstracted by Virgil D. White, located at the American Antiquarian Society Library in Worcester, MA. 06 Dec ; pg WATSON, William VA Line S b 05 Sep and lived in Pittsylvania Co and moved to Anderson Co later moved to Posey Co., IN where he applied for his pension. RG Revolutionary War Pensions, (1 Box) These records include lists of pensioners, correspondence about receiving a pension or payment of a pension, petitions to receive a pension, descriptions of military service, and affidavits supporting pension claims.