Believes Articles 6 and 7 of the Treaty give those commissioners (Lewis
and Rawls) far greater power than they think. Concerns losses caused by illegal capture
of American vessels and other property that would not be compensated by the British
government otherwise. CommissionersÆ duty is to decide on the merits of a claim and to
determine and award the amount of losses they deem appropriate. Encloses letter of
Colonel Hamilton to Mr. Woolcot on this subject.
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