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[contains text in pencil that is often too faint to be legible, most of which does not appear to relate to the purpose of the document.] [written vertically on page]: 67/7/8 7[ms illegible] 740 75 CLAIM FOR Quarter Master Stores Horses & Corn furnished United States Army. Mrs. Elizabeth Givens of Callaway County $450.00 [ms illegible} JOHN B. GRAY St. Louis, Mo. BK 64 [ms illegible] 287 [written horizontally at bottom of page]: [ms illegible] 4 147 1 what people [ms illegible] 2 pleasant to stroll together in unity [written at the right side above "NOTES"]: 3 How many words from tonight does [ms illegible] know [text continues]: NOTES 1. 'QUARTERMASTERS' STORES," or "SUBSISTENCE SUPPLIES." 2. The claimant will mention the name and rank or title of the officer who had immediate command of the troops, or detachment of troops, which took the property, or of the Quartermaster, Commissary, or other officer who received it. 3. The claimant will here give a full and definite description of the Stores or Supplies, with the quantity and price or value of each. There should be not erasures or inter- lineations, and the entire amount of the claim should be written in full. 4. That - "that the receipts or vouchers given for said stores (or supplies) are sent herewith," or "no receipts or vouchers have been received for said stores (or supplies.") If no receipts or vouchers were given, the claimant will state the cause, as far as known to him, and if he applied for receipts, will state to whom, and why they were refused. 5. The witnesses will here state their means of knowledge of the seizure, that they were present when the articles were taken, or as the case may be. If practicable, one of the witnesses should be an army officer. 6. Rank and service or title of the certifying officer. 7. Signature of the certifying officer, with his rank or title. [written horizontally and inverted at top of page]: INSTRUCTIONS. Claims of citizens of the following States and parts of States, declared by the President of the United States, by his Proclamation of the 1st day of January, 1863, to be in rebellion, will not be considered, viz: Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, (except the Parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James, Ascension, Assumption, Terre Bonne, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the City of New Orleans,) Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, (except the forty- eight counties designated as West Virginia, and also the counties of Berkeley, Accomac, Northampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Anne, and Norfolk, including the Cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth.) Claims for damages, or losses sustained by thefts, or depredations committed by troops, will not be considered. The act applies only to claims for the value of stores or supplies "receipted for by the proper officer receiving the same, or which may have been taken by such officers without such receipt." The seizure must therefore have been the legitimate act of an officer in supplying troops, and the circumstances surrounding the transaction, must have been of such a character as will not only enable the claimant to designate with precision the stores taken, and the time and place of the seizure, but also the name and rank, or other official designation of the officer receiving the stores, and who, by reason of the delivery to him, became accountable to the Government for the proper administration thereof. These requirements must be strictly complied with, or special reasons given, showing their impossibility. There should not be included in the same claim both Quartermasters' stores and subsistence supplies, - where both have been taken, separate claims should be made. Subsistence supplies consist of Provisions of all kinds, Soap, Candles and Whiskey. Quartermasters' stores include all other articles taken for the use of the Army; such as, Fuel, Forage, Boats, Horses, Wagons, Harness, and other means of transportation, Building material, Stationery, Furniture, Tools and General Stores. The certificate to the loyalty of the claimant, and the credibility of the claimant and witnesses, may be made by any United States Officer, either civil or military. If an officer does not certify to the loyalty and credibility of the claimant, these must be proven by the sworn statement of at least two witnesses, whose loyalty and credibility are vouched for by a civil or military officer. A fifty cent revenue stamp is required on the power of Attorney, and a five cent stamp on each affidavit or certificate. Correspondent sending me claims, unaccompanied by a letter, will please write their name and address on each claim.
|Title||Civil War Claims, 1865-1874 , (C1493)|
|Description||Claim by Elizabeth Givens of Callaway County for supplies taken by Maj. H.C. Caldwell, Third Iowa Cavalry.|
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Claims
|Original Format||Manuscript (document genre)|
|Collection Name||Civil War, Claims, 1865-1874|
|Contributing Institution||The State Historical Society of Missouri|
|Publisher||The State Historical Society of Missouri|
|Rights||This material is protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). It may not be cited without acknowledgment to The State Historical Society of Missouri and the Western Historical Manuscript Collection, a Joint Collection of the University of Missouri and the State Historical Society of Missouri.|