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Report on the Petition of Hugh Cunningham, [21 November 1792]

Report on the Petition of Hugh Cunningham

[Philadelphia, November 21, 1792
Communicated on November 22, 1792]1

[To the Speaker of the House of Representatives]

The Secretary of the Treasury, to whom was referred by the House of Representatives, the petition of Hugh Cunningham,2 submits the following report thereupon.

Respectfully referring the House of Representatives, to his report of the 17th Instant,3 on the subject of depreciation generally; The Secretary begs leave to add,

That the claim of the petitioner is in the capacity of an Officer of the State of Pennsylvania, and has reference to that State only, on the part of which it appears to have been rejected.

Which is humbly submitted

Alexander Hamilton,
Secretary of the Treasury

Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Treasury Department, 1792–1793, Vol. III, National Archives.

1Journal of the House, I description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826), I. description ends , 625–26. The communicating letter, dated November 21, 1792, may be found in RG 233, Reports of the Treasury Department, 1792–1793, Vol. III, National Archives.

2On January 26, 1792, “A petition of Hugh Cunningham was presented to the House and read, praying compensation for his services as a wagon-master, in the service of the United States, during the late war.

Ordered, That the said petition be referred to the Secretary of the Treasury, with instruction to examine the same, and report his opinion thereupon to the House.” (Journal of the House, I description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826), I. description ends , 498.)

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