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Letter for a Mother Regarding Pay or Clothing Due Deceased Son

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94 view image
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Document Information
Date February 27, 1796
Author Name Abiel Foster (primary) Location: New Hampshire
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Foster writing on behalf of a mother, asking whether there were any arrears of pay or clothing due to her son at the time of his deacease. He was sertving in the Western Army under the command of Captain Cass. Mother lives in Foster's neighborhood in New Hampsphire
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Abiel Foster; Captain Cass; John Stanal Gilman; mother; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; War Office; New Hampshire; ;
Keywords deceased; arrears; pay; clothing; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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[Two texts written on the page, one overlaying the other]
[First the faint writing:]
The time when the mother
mentioned Soldier died [?]
be requesite - before the
pay can be ascertained
by referring to his mothers letter
it will probably [??] the
[Second the darker writing:]
Honorable James McHenry
Secretary at War
Philadelphia Feb.ry 1796
I have been requeste to make enquirey
at the War Office respecting a Soldier lately
in the western Army in the Company of
Capt. Cass - now decease, by the name
of John Stanal Gilman. His Mother
lives in my Neighbourhood in New Hamp-
and desires to be informed, whither any
arrears of pay of clothing, were due to
him, at the time he deceased; and if any
how much _ also the necessary steps to
enable her to draw the said Arrears
Your kind attention to the [the above the scriptline with a insertion sign below] subject, and any
infromation in you power to furnish
me with respect to it, will obliege a poor
With sentiments of esteem
and respect, I have the hon.r
to be [be above the scriptline with a insertion sign below]Sir your very hum.ble
Serv.t Abiel Foster

Hon.ble The Secretary at War