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Widow applying for pension

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Ltrs Sent, J Howell, Comm. Accounts, RG93 view image
Document Information
Date April 24, 1786
Author Name Jonathan Nicholson (primary)
Recipient Name Joseph Howell (primary)
Summary The author is verifying the Army service of James Wilson whose widow is applying for government benefits.
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes Nicholson from Comptroller General's Office
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Joseph Howell; John Nicholson; James Wilson; his widow; J. Pierce; Captain Patterson; Comp. 7 of the old 12th; Cap. Cristie; 3rd Reg.;
Related Places [not available]
Keywords application; peculiar situation; business; your Office; delay; extreme hurry; my apology;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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Comptroller Genls. Office
24 April 1786.

Dear Sir,

The widow of James Wilson's application to me, and her peculiar situation make me answer that part of your Letter of 1t. April inst. relative thereto before I have time to furnish this business for your Office, and for the delay of which my extreem hurry must be my apology to Mr. Pierce

Wilson was Captain Patterson's Compy. of the old 12th. afterwards when the 12th & 3d were incorporated he came into Cap. Christie's Compy. and continued in the 3d. Reg. until he was Shot May 1781

I am &c Jno. Nicholson.

Jos. Howell Esqr