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Certificate for Captain Patton

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Ltrs Sent, J Howell, Comm. Accounts, RG93 view image
Document Information
Date May 20, 1786
Author Name Joseph Howell (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Richard Humpton (primary)
Summary As requested, the author has enclosed a Certificate for the amount of one hundred eighty four dollars in favor of Captain Patton. This is the amount due him after the amount of sixteen dollars is deducted because that amount was received from Mr. Bernstead(?). In the 10th Regiment there are two men named John Smith so Certificates have been issued to the Agents for their pay up to January 1781.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups General R. Humpton; Joseph Howell; Cap. Patton; Mr. Bernstead(?); the late 19th Reg.; two of the name of John Smith (one a Corporal the other a private); the agents;
Related Places New York;
Keywords your request; Certificate No. 93,996; one hundred and eighty four dollars; the ballance [ballance] which it appears to be due him; 200 dols retained from him; the sum of Forty dollars Old E(?); Sixteen dollars specie; the sum first retained; the Musters of the late 10th Reg; the accounts settled by me; Certificates issued to the Agents.;
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New York 20th May 1786:

Sir,

Agreeably to your request I have enclosed a Certificate No. 93,996 drawn in favor of Cap. Patton for One hundred and eighty four dollars, the ballance which appears to be due him there was 200 dols. retained from him, but it appears he received from Mr. Benstead in June 1777 the sum of Forty dollars old Emission, amounting to Sixteen dollars specie & which is now deducted from the sum first retained.

I have examined the Musters of the late 10th. Reg. as also the accounts settled by me; and find there were two of the Name of John Smith (one a Corporal, the other a private) who are both made up for their pay to 1 Jany. 1781. and Certificates issued to the Agents.

I am &c.

J. Howell

Genl. R. Humpton