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Report on the Petition of Gosuinus Erkelens, [27 February 1794]

Report on the Petition of Gosuinus Erkelens1

[Philadelphia, February 27, 1794
Communicated on March 3, 1794]2

[To the Speaker of the House of Representatives]

The Secretary of the Treasury to whom was referred by an order of the House of Representatives of the 3d. of November 1791, the Petition of Gosuinus Erkelens,3 thereupon respectfully makes the following Report—

That the Secretary has heretofore reported on the Case of the Petitioner upon a former Application and reference.4

That the Petitioner having since died, it is conceived that a renewal of the investigation is thereby rendered unnecessary.

Which is humbly submitted.

Alexander Hamilton
Secy. of the Treasury.

Copy, RG 233, Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury, 1784–1795, Vol. IV, National Archives.

1This report was one of twenty-nine reports on petitions enclosed in H to Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg, February 27, 1794.

2Journal of the House description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826), I, II. description ends , II, 77–78.

3On November 3, 1791, “A petition of Gosuinus Erkelens was presented to the House and read, praying that the report of the Secretary of the Treasury made to the last Session of Congress, in opposition to a claim exhibited by the petitioner, may be reconsidered, and his said claim allowed.…

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 description begins Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States (Washington, 1826), I, II. description ends , I, 447–48.)

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