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Caspar Iserloan's woes resulting from indebtness and a plea from a poor, unfortunate man with no friends

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Post Revolutionary War Papers, RG94 view image
Document Information
Date [not available]
Author Name Casper Iserloan (primary)
Recipient Name William Simmons (primary)
Summary Debtor Iserloan acknowledges that he is to appear before the Secretary of War but begs Simmons to remember that he is a poor unfortunate man with no friends.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups William Simmons; Casper Iserloan; James McHenry; Secretary of War; Accountant; ;
Related Places Debtor's Apartment; War Office; Accountant's Office; Philadelphia; ;
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William Simmons Esq.
Accountant of the War Department
Debtors Apartment 3 27 97
W Simmons
You will excuse my liberty in troubling you
with my writing I under Stand that I am mos appear
before the Jury. Sir I am redey and willen to inform
All zI know pray let me know veder I must bring
my book tat wrote of with me & not concerning
The [illegible] of [illegible[ [illegible]is part against the [illegible]
If it is nessary to give it to the Jury. I will carry
it with me provided you will please to let
Me Know Sir, I am informed I am to goo to the
Cremanel apartment from the Jury pray
sir as you was my perticeoler freand wo
Have brought me hear, pray concedor I am
A very onfortnet man non friends and Some
of my party boncarned being able men
And some freands of thairn wishing that
more destious may be added to my misfortune
& pray SIR Entersead and kepe me
poor destitute fillon from the workhouse
Perhaps Provedines may Smile time
may be that I have it in my power to
to make emends not that you want it.
vow Sir your hart to a onfortnet man I am
Sinsible of but pray Escuse me. I am all
most bewildered and distracted & pray god that
Some gintelman may stepe forred and believe
a different person. I am a very distrot man I am
sir with due respect Sir your
[def trust] Devoted Humble Servant
Casper Iserloan