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Treasury decisions under customs and other laws Volume 5

Treasury decisions under customs and other laws Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 Excerpt: ...the petition. 4th. Whether the claim has been heretofore presented to any officer, agent. or Department of the Government, or to Congress, or to any committee thereof, and what decision or action, if any, has been had in regard to the sam% III. In setting forth facts in the petition, the claimant must always distinguish between those which he states of his own knowledge and those upon information and belief. He must say as to the first, that he avers them of his own knowledge, and as to the last, that he states them upon information and belief. IV. There must be appended to the petition the post-office address of the claimants; and when represented by attorneys, proper letters of attorney or other sufficient evidence of authority must be filed therewith. V. When the claim is brought by a guardian, executor, or other legal representative, the appointment of the representative, or a copy of the letters testamentary or of administration granted to such representative, duly authenticated, must be filed with the petition. VI. Each material averment of the petition should be corroborated by at least two credible and disinterested witnesses, and their sworn statements should be filed with the petition, or as soon thereafter as possible. VII. The claimant, upon completing the proofs relied on to sustain his claim, should so notify the Secretary of the Treasury in writing, and, after the expiration of the six months allowed by the act of Congress for filing claims, the cases will be taken up and disposed of in the order in which such notifications have been received, unless further delay is asked for by the claimant or demanded by the public interests.--(Circular, June 6, 1872.) (1138.) Allowance of damage on iron and steel on account of excessive rust during voyage...