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Report on the Petition of Thomas Wickes, [21 November 1792]

Report on the Petition of Thomas Wickes

[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 the petition of Thomas Wickes,2 by an order of the House of Representatives, of the 13th of April 1790, thereupon respectfully reports:

That the case, in which the petitioner seeks relief, is one of those provided for in the Act of Congress, passed the 12th of August 1790.3

That the claim, appearing to have been included in a return made to the proper Officer, prior to the operation of the Acts of limitation,4 there is, in the opinion of the Secretary, in the present instance, nothing to obstruct a regular settlement at the Treasury, in the usual course.5

Which is humbly submitted

Alexander Hamilton
Secry. of the Treasry.

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 April 13, 1790, the House received “a petition of Thomas Wickes, praying compensation for services rendered to 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 , 193.)

3“An Act making certain Appropriations therein mentioned” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 185–86).

4JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937). description ends , XXIX, 866; XXXIII, 392. See also “Report on Sundry Petitions,” April 16, 1792.

5The vouchers upon which this petition was based and upon which Warrant No. 2487 for one hundred and thirty-five dollars was issued may be found in RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 3648, National Archives.

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