Friday, May 15, 2009

Peter Kindall Merchandise Captured By The Enemy.

In the month of July, 1814, Peter Kindall, with his wagon and team, was passing from Lewiston, in the county of Niagara, to Buffalo, with a quantity of goods. It was deemed necessary by General Brown to impress the wagon and team into public service, for the purpose of transporting ordnance and stores from Lewiston to Scholassie and the wagon was actually impressed by David Penman, assistant deputy quartermaster general, by the order of General Brown.

At the time the wagon was impressed, the goods with which it was loaded were taken out, and a guard put over them; but the enemy advanced before they could be removed, and captured them, together with a variety of public stores.
The committee are of opinion the petitioner is entitled to relief, and therefore report by bill.

CHAP. LXXVII.—.An .Act for the relief of Peter Kindall.

Be it enacted, &.c., That the proper accounting officer of the war department be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to audit and settle the claim of Peter Kindall, on account of merchandise captured by the British forces in the late war, in consequence of having his wagon and team impressed into the public service, by order of Major-General Jacob Brown; and that he allow him, in the settlement thereof, the value of the said merchandise.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the amount thereof, when so ascertained, shall be paid to the said Peter Kindall, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
APPROVED, March 3, 1817.

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