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Irregularities in account

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Manuscript File, RG93 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Ltrs Sent, J Pierce, Comm. Accounts, RG93 view image
Document Information
Date January 3, 1787
Author Name John Pierce (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name A.W. Dunscomb (primary)
Summary The Commissioner of Army Accounts informs Dunscomb of irregularities in his account and requests that all documentation be sent to him forthwith.
Document Format Autograph Draft Document Signed
Document Notes Largely illegible handwriting.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Andrew Dunscomb; John Pierce; Treasury; Board; Carrington; Samuel Hodgdon;
Related Places New York;
Keywords books; receipt; certificates; payment;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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New York

January 3 1787

Dear Sir

You letter of (undecipherable) has come to hand - the (undecipherable) of your receipt books in to account for the certificate paper and to keep an official acknowledgement from the officer H soldier of the receipt of his pay - as there was a receipt of the certificates placed in your hands instead I wish you to make (undecipehrable) an allistation of the (undecipherable) of this misfortune and to (undecipherble) that the same was so defaced that it cannot answer any purpose to the person who should have found it if that was the only discharge I expect and the only one that any of the commissioners can obtain is either a return of their receipts for the paper on a discharge from it which I shall do to you on the arrival of your receipt book and attestation above mentioned the blanks are aready received---By Colonel Carrington is sent to the Loan Office. The specie pay still due the line and also an account the duplicate of which I transmitted you last week ---I have requested Mr Hopkins previous (undecipherable) to require or certificate that this money which I suppose is the case has been accounted for.

I am yo P Pierce

Andrew Duscomb Esquire

N B

The Board of Treasury have thought proper that the residue of your papers should be fowarded me by the stage under the case of someone coming this way it being the safest conveyance