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The Board then proceeded to examine into alleged deficiency in a lot of corn shipped by Capt. J. H. Scully A.Q.M. U.S.A. from Vicksburg, Miss. to 1st Lieut J. H. Shipley V.R.C. Sub. Asst. Comm. Bureau of R.F. and A.L. Upon examination of Bills of Lading it appeared that Capt. Scully A.Q.M. U.S.A. on the 6th of May 1867 shipped (56000) Fifty-six thousand pounds of corn in (500) Five hundred sacks to Lieut. Shipley at Grenada Miss. and upon the Board weighing the corn received by Lieut. Shipley it appeared that (10) Ten entire sacks were missing, and that many of the sacks had been broken open, so that a deficiency of (3619 lbs) Three thousand six hundred and nineteen pounds was discovered. The Board upon examination of the Bills of Lading, are of the opinion that the amount of 56000 lbs of corn, as aforesaid, was shipped by Capt Scully A.Q.M. U.S.A and furthermore are of the opinion that 1st Lieut J. M. Shipley V.R.C. Sub. Asst. Comm. B. of R.F. and A.L. is in no way responsible for said deficiency of 3619 lbs of corn; but the responsibility for said deficiency rests with the Rail Road Companies, transporting said shipment of corn from Vicksburg, Miss. to Grenada Miss. A. W. Allyn Capt. 34th U.S. Infty and Bvt. Maj. U.S.A. J. A. Hearn Capt. 34th U.S. Infantry Loyd Wheaton Capt. 34th U.S. Infantry Then being no further business before the Board is adjourned sine die; Loyd Wheaton Capt 34th U.S.I. Approved August V. Kent Lt Col. 34th Infaty Bvt Maj Genl [[??]]
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