[Americana]. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF CLAIMS, TO WHOM WAS REFERRED, ON THE 27TH OF MARCH LAST, THE MEMORIAL OF CHARLES PETTIT, TOGETHER WITH THE REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, THEREON. 29TH. APRIL, 1800. COMMITTED TO A COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE, ON THURSDAY NEXT. [PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.]. [Philadelphia: 1800]. 34pp. Disbound, light wear, Very Good. Pettit was Assistant Quartermaster General of the Continental Army under Gen. Nathanael Greene. The Committee's Report, rejecting Pettit's claim for compensation based on a commission formula, prints detailed information on the Quartermaster General's Office in the Southern Department during the Revolutionary War. "To give a commission upon public monies is doubtless a temptation to the officer to speculate, and should in general be avoided." Evans 38844.

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