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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the David Hameter vs. United States Army Legal Document, 1865



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hameter, David
Title: David Hameter vs. United States Army Legal Document
Dates: 1865
Abstract: Consisting of a formal complaint letter, the David Hameter vs. United States Army Legal Document, 1865, concerns misconduct by the United States Army during the Reconstruction era.
Accession No.: 82-95
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

In 1865, the attorneys of David Hameter of Sevier County, Arkansas, accused the United States Army of theft, fraud, and corruption in its seizure of 479 bales of ginned cotton at Jefferson, Texas. The Bank of Chattanooga ordered the confiscation in the name of the U. S. Treasury Department.

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Scope and Contents

Consisting of a formal complaint letter, the David Hameter vs. United States Army Legal Document, 1865, concerns misconduct by the United States Army during the Reconstruction era. In a complaint addressed to President Andrew Johnson, Hameter's attorneys accuse the government of theft, fraud, and corruption in the seizure of 479 bales of ginned cotton at Jefferson, Texas. The last page of the document is missing.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hameter, David -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Bank of Chattanooga
United States. Army -- History -- 19th century
Subjects
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Texas -- Sources

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

David Hameter vs. United States Army Legal Document, 1865, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project," 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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2M404 Letter of complaint, 1865

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