Description[Americana]. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF CLAIMS, TO WHOM WAS REFERRED, ON THE 17TH ULTIMO, THE PETITION OF MARY WOOSTER, RELICT OF THE LATE GENERAL DAVID WOOSTER. 28TH. APRIL, 1800. COMMITTED TO THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE, TO WHOM IS COMMITTED THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF CLAIMS ON THE PETITIONS OF ANN ELLIOT, AND OF JANE LYNCH. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. [Philadelphia: 1800]. 4pp, folded, light tan and wear, Good+ or so. In taking up arms against the British in 1777, General Wooster forfeited the half-pay which he otherwise would have received from England as a captain in the service of Great Britain. A native of New Haven, Wooster "at the commencement of the war was appointed to the command of one of the regiments raised within the state of Connecticut, and that soon afterwards he was appointed by Congress a brigadier-general." General Wooster died in May 1777, "by reason of a wound received in an engagement with the enemy." The Committee nixes an award to his widow of the General's forfeited half-pay. FIRST EDITION. Evans 38838.
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