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Suspicions surrounding an official

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Document Information
Date September 23, 1786
Author Name John Pierce (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Samuel Barrett (primary)
Summary Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts regarding suspicions surrounding a particular official; mentions working with the Attorney General.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter
Document Notes This letter is not signed but is probably written by John Pierce. Partially illegible.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Barret; John Pierce; John Placton (?); Morrill; Attorney General; Phelan; Phelon; Commissioner of Army Accounts; ;
Related Places New York;
Keywords papers; account; suspicions; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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Sep 23d 1786

New York Sep 18th 1786

The return of M. Phelon as inclosed information contained in your Letter of the 1[undecipherable date] is somewhat surprising and occasions me to believe Morrill and he have agreed to brave all inquiries and examinaitons on a supposition that they will [ink blot: word might be "be"] cleared for want of sufficient evidence, and in case of worst, [undecipherable] [undecipherable] incur only a forfeiture of their bonds_ this is you will however have a better opportunity to judge in this and any other circumstance which shall convince you of his innocence or guilt better than [undecipherable] the many circumstances which tend to confirm [undecipherable] by letter will undoubtedly induce the authority than to keep him from [undecipherable] further [undecipherable] for the depositions and other papers respecting him. I have inclosed to the Attorney General [undecipherable] and have given him undecipherable an account of the circumstances which have confirmed the suspicions of him.
I have am taking other steps to obtain [undecipherable] evidence respecting him.
By this time I hope Morrill is again [undecipherable] and I have no doubt but that the whole [undecipherable: thing?] will soon come to view. I have reinclosed the papers sent me as they can be of no service unless the [undecipherable next 2 lines: possibly mentions "blank originals"]