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MVB Senate remarks on Revolutionary War veterans, 1 February 1828

Mr. VAN BUREN explained. He had not attributed the deficiency of the commutation to any unjust or unfair intention towards the Officers. But he had said that seven years' full pay was their just equivalent, and that, the present applicants having lived so long, the operation of the act upon them was unjust.

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Source: Register of Debates
Collection: N/A
Series: Series 5 (1 January 1825-3 March 1829)