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From: "Alvie L. Davidson CG" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Private claim brought before the Senate
Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 14:41:01 -0400
In-Reply-To: <4825CCC3.9020904@integrity.com>

The last time I wrote a letter directly to the National Archives & Records
Administration in Wash. DC, I was mailed all the paperwork involved in the
claim and there was no cost. It has been about 5 yrs since I did this so
there might be a charge today.
You can begin by writing a letter citing the source of your information and
requesting a copy of all pertinent papers.

Alvie L. Davidson CG
Lakeland, Florida

CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists used under license after periodic evaluations
by the Board.

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:] On Behalf
Of Beth Gay
Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2008 12:27 PM
Subject: [APG] Private claim brought before the Senate

Greetings to everyone from muggy Alabama.
How does one obtain a copy of a private claim before the Senate and what
is the cost involved? What information are the documents likely to
contain? The particulars on the claim I am interested in are listed below.

Claimant: Paton Lane Coker
Nature or Object of Claim: Payment of judgment
Congress: 55th
Session: 3
How brought before the Senate: Senate Doc 148 or 143, amt. to House bill
Committee to which referred: Appropriations
Nature of report: favorable
No. of bill: 12203 or 12208
How disposed of in the Senate: passed
Date of act and remarks: Mar 3, 1899

(Having trouble distinguishing 3 from 8 on image from Genealogy.Bank).

Type of claim: Indian Depradation Claim
Payment: $200 on Jan 23, 1899.

Is the actual claim in the House records or the Senate? I assume the
House made the decision to pay the claim and the Senate appropriated the
money for payment.

Thanks in advance for your gracious assistance.

Best regards,
Beth Gay
Auburn, Alabama


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