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Title:[Letter] 1841 Feb. 22, Washington [City, D. C.] [to] A. Fergusson, Carthage, Ten[nessee] / W. B. Campbell : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Campbell, W. B.

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Date: February 22, 1841
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter from W. B. Campbell to A. Fergusson, dated February 22, 1841. Campbell reports that a pension claim has been denied. It was filed by the heirs of a Revolutionary War soldier, Col. H. Dixon.
Collection:Fergusson Papers
Box:IV-G-1 b2

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Washington February 22 1841

My Dear Sir,

Your letter of the letter of the 11th inst [instant] has just been recieved [received], and I hasten to state to you the condition of the claim of the Heirs of Col [Colonel] H. Dixon decd [deceased]__ I have passed the [unclear: numbers ] of the committee on Revolutionary claims to dicision [decision] of that claim, but I have found them opposed to doing any thing this session as they alledged [alleged] that if it was reported upon, no bill could be passed at this session. I have however pressed them to examine the papers & see if they would make a favourable [favorable] report upon it, and to day I have been informed that they will decide against the claim on the ground that they will presume payment, or account of the fact that a portion has been paid & the great length of time which has been permitted to elapse. They say they will require explanation & evidence of the cause of the

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delay in making the claim, and how it was that one year was paid,_ They say that the papers which would show the fact of the payment of this claim were burned by by the Brittish [British] in 1814 at the time this capitol was sacked and burned. I again repeat that I have done all in my power to get this claim [unclear: along ] and shall continue to do so as long as I continue to be in a position to aid in this matter.

I am your Obt Svt [Obedient Servant]
W B Campbell
A Fergusson Esqr [Esquire] Carthage Ten [Tennessee]
[added: I have asked the committee, to make no report at this session on the case of Col Dixons heirs, unless they can make a favourable one So that additional

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evidence can be procured before the next session]

WBC [Campbell]_

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