Failed effort to catch suspected counterfeiter

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Ltrs Sent, J Pierce, Comm. Accounts, RG93 view image
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Date August 30, 1786
Author Name Simon Jackson (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name John Pierce (primary)
Summary Capt. Simon Jackson writes John Pierce, describing his efforts to catch Capt. John Phelon before he flees to Canada. Phelon was Pierce's confidential clerk at the Office of Army Accounts and is suspected of having stolen certificate paper in order to counterfeit. Jackson was unable to find Phelon, who has most likely reached Quebec.
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes Enclosed in Pierce to Board of Treasury, 08/30/1786.
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Related Persons/Groups John Pierce; Simon Jackson; John Phelon; Captain Bliss; tavern keeper;
Related Places New York; Crown Point; New Hampshire; Concord, Massachusetts; Littleton; Lake Champlain; Quebec; Canada;
Keywords Tavern; counterfeiting; certificates;
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