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Armstrong, William

Capt. Wm. Armstrong, at present Superintendent of the Western Territory, has been appointed Principal Disbursing Agent, for the U. S. Government on this frontier, in the place of Capt. R. D. C. Collins, whose term expires in July, under the law passed at the session of Congress before the last, declaring that no officer of the army should hold an appointment in the disbursing department.

This appointment will meet the approbation of every one acquainted with the new incumbent, altho’ our citizens of all parties will regret he necessity which will remove from among us an efficient public officer and an amiable man, who has passed many years in this community.

Source: Arkansas Gazette, January 15, 1832.

Updated 3.3.2010