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Gallaher, John S. (fl. 1848) [Report] of 3rd Auditer on Claim of Lt. Grant

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02305.05 Author/Creator: Gallaher, John S. (fl. 1848) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 12 February 1852 Pagination: 2 p. ; 25 x 19.9 cm. Order a Copy

Letter to Secretary of the Treasury Thomas Corwin. States that in a previous letter, Secretary Corwin had referred to a report by Congressman Seymour regarding the alleged loss of $1000 by Ulysses S. Grant. Responds that he examined the accounts and correspondence, and no mention has been made in them of any monies Grant reported lost or stolen, so no action could be taken in that regard. His money returns acknowledge receipt of the $1000 and that this amount still appears on his balance sheet.

Congressman Seymour is Origen Storrs Seymour, a Representative from Connecticut.

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