Thursday, April 12, 2012

Petitioning Congress In 1832

A citizen, Elizabeth Fitzhugh, petitioned Congress for reimbursement for losses during the War of 1812.

United States.  Congres. House. Committee on Claims.  Published in Washington, D.C., D. Green, 1833.  Series: [U.S.] 22nd Cong. 2d Sess., 1832-33.  House Rept., no. 45.

Elizabeth C Fitzhugh testifies that the family of the petitioner and particularly the two daughters whose testimony is noticed in the report were, for several days previous, and at the time the village of Sodus Point was burned by the British in 1813 with her at her house two miles from the village.  Bennett Farr John Fellows Elisha Sisson and Nathaniel Kcllog jr all testify in general without going into particulars that the guard of about forty men under Captain Elias Hull retained by order of General Burnett the provisions and stores removed were quartered and continued to be quartered in the house of the petitioner till the evening when the enemy landed and set fire to the village and burnt the house.

Not entitled to relief.

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