Military Bounty Claim

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Date January 10, 1798
Author Name Nicholas Fish (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name William Simmons (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Letter, seeks aid of accountant in obtaining documents from the War Office pertaining to the service of Thomas Tredwell Jackson during the Revolutionary War in order that he may obtain his military bounty from the State of New York.
Document Format Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups William Simmons; Nicholas Fish; Thomas Tredwell Jackson; lieutenant in Sheldon's Regiment of Horse; Lord Stirling, aid de camp.;
Related Places Philadelphia; New York; ;
Keywords military bounty; claim.;
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William Simmons Esquire
Accountant War Department
Philadelphia
By Major Jackson
New York 10th January
Nicholas Fish
recd 18th
Thomas Tredwell Jackson
New York January 10th 98
Dr. Sir
This letter will be handed to You by my friend Thomas Tredwell Jackson, who during our Revolution War was a Lieutenant in Sheldon's Regiment of Horse, and until the death of Lord Stirling was one of his Aids de Camp; in both of which Characters he served with great reputation.
However consoling the recollection of past services may be, Major Jackson's case affords an instance to prove, that military reputation is no security against the little vicissitudes of human life; he is now desirous of establishing his claim to the military bounty of this State, and as a means of effecting it, he is of opinion, that certain documents may be obtained from the War Office, which will tend to establish his just pretentions, I have therefore taken the liberty of troubling You, and doubt not but your friendly exertions will be cheerfully used in his behalf.
I am Sir
with great regard
your obedt Servt
Nichs. Fish
Wm. Simmons Esqr