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Pay of the Kentucky Militia

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Ltrs Sent, Joseph Howell, WD Acct, RG93 view image
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Date August 21, 1794
Author Name Joseph Howell (primary) Location: Accountant's Office
Recipient Name Isaac Shelby (primary) Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Summary As soon as the rolls come forward with proper evidence of the service of the Kentucky Militia, the obligations of the Secretary of War to Gov. Shelby will be discharged.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Governor Isaac Shelby; Joseph Howell;
Related Places Lexington, Kentucky; Accountant's Office;
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W.D. Accountants Office
August 21st, 1794
I find by a letter from the Pay= master of the Troops to your Excellency that he has returned you a number of rolls of the Ken= tucky Militia employed under the authority of the UStates, whose pay remains to be discharged. It is to be regretted that any delay should 2 have happened herein, it appears to have arisen from a misunderstanding of the Paymaster or an omission in his instructions, the Government is desirous of being prompt in discharging all claims made upon it that are founded in justice__
As soon as the rolls referred to come forward with the proper evidence of the
service, agreeably to the letters of the Secretary of War to your Excellency, the
pay will be discharged. I wish that they might be presented altogether and that
one person be designated to disburse the pay and take the receipts.
Embarrassments have arisen in discharging the claims for rations supplied the posts in
the Wilderness in consequence of your not rendering to the Secretary of War
duplicates of the Contracts - Your Excellency will no doubt remove the obstacle
as soon as possible.
I am Sir etc. Joseph Howell
His Excellency Governor Shelby Lexington Kentucky