Rejecting the claims of Colonel James Easton

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Date October 24, 1785
Author Name John Pierce (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name James Easton (primary)
Summary The Commissioner of Army Accounts rejects the claim for pay made by Colonel James Easton.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Colonel James Easton; John Pierce; Army;
Related Places New York;
Keywords service; time; pay; claims; public; resolutions;
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Transcription To Col. Jas. Easton
Oct. 24th 1785
Copied [editor's note: "Copied" is circled]
[editor's note: lower left corner has "YZD03" as identifier.]
NYork October 24 1785.
Sir
I Received your Letter of the 16th Instant in which wherein you request a years pay, which I suppose you conceive yourself entitled to in consequence of the Resolution of July 16 1774 dismissing you from the Service. I have attended to that Resolution which you know [undecipherable] we had not at Litchfield when I saw you (which you know we had not at Litchfield when I saw you) & am of opinion that neither the spirit or the terms of it can entitle you to any further such allowance.
I find that you have received your pay to that the aforementioned July 16th time you left the Service [undeciphered] and as you were not in Service at the time the public employ when the act was passed which of passing the resolution promiseing a depreciation to the Army, I do not conceive that you can possibly have any claim upon the Public. when you saw me at Litchfield of I am sorry that I am obliged to speak so unfavorably to you, as I believe your services at the commencement of the war entitle you to a some further consideration [undecipherable] which I should grant with cheerfulness were I authorized to do it.
Col. Jas. Easton.
[editor's note: This document has a printed identifier in the lower left hand corner: "YZD03." The name "Col. Jas Easton" bleeds through the paper from the reverse side.]