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Summary Report, 1876, Allowed Claim of Elizabeth Mason

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Summary Report, 1876, Allowed Claim of Elizabeth Mason

Description

Remarks given by the Commissioner of Southern Claims in response to the allowed claim of Elizabeth Mason. The Commissioner of Claims found that she did meet the criteria for reimbursement, and she received $960 out of the requested $1,495.

Creator

Commissioner of Southern Claims

Source

Elizabeth Mason (Chatham Co., North Carolina) claim, no. 9897. Allowed Case Files, Southern Claims Commission, 1871-1880. Settled Accounts and Claims, Third Auditor. Records of the Treasury Department Accounting Officers, Record Group 217. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

Contributor

King, Stefanie

Type

Document

Coverage

Chatham County, NC

Original Format

Report

Text

"The claimant was a widow during the war and is still, and is now over 75 years old. She owned a farm, which she carried on, and owned the stock and grain for which she files her claim. She and two or three of her neighbors testify to her loyal sympathies and also to her loyal conversation and reputation in very direct [..] and we doubt not her loyal sympathies- The only relative mentioned in the Rebel Army was a grandson who was conscripted. Under the circumstances it would be difficult for an old lady of her age and surroundings to make a better showing in support of loyalty. [...] the fairness and veracity of claimant and her witnesses We find her loyal.

The supplies charged were taken by soldiers of Sherman's Army from Chapel Hill, NC and were taken in April 1865 as is satisfactorily established by the evidence.

We allow the sum of Nine Hundred and sixty Dollars."

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Commissioner of Southern Claims, Summary Report, 1876, Allowed Claim of Elizabeth Mason, Civil War Era NC, accessed April 25, 2017, http://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/731.