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Hodsdon signed a petition to Congress seeking compensation for his expenses in connection with his various legal entanglements. … Hodsdon accordingly sought reimbursement from “the Government of the United States, the orders of whose officers he has strictly obeyed,” for his expenses “in defending himself in prosecutions brought against him for doing a duty, which he was bound as a subordinate officer to do.

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