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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This handwritten letter, dated November 22, 1865, is written from Montgomery C. Meigs to Peleg Clarke Jr. insisting that the United States Army does not owe Clarke any money for the lumber, supplies, and corn Clarke is claiming were taken by the Army due to Clarke's alleged dealings with the Rebels. Meigs claims that the items were taken as "prize of war" after the Rebels were forced to abandon them when the Union forced them out of Fredericksburg. The letter is written on Quartermaster General's Office letterhead.
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Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Mississippi State University Libraries, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Peleg Clarke, Jr. papers, Papers Dated 1853 May-1861 May, Box 1, Folder 6
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Letter, Montgomery C. Meigs to Peleg Clarke Jr., November 22, 1865, Peleg Clarke, Jr. papers (FVW), The Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana