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Enclosed Copy of Account

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Document Information
Date July 24, 1787
Author Name John Pierce (primary) Location: Richmond
Recipient Name Captain Erasmus Gill (primary)
Summary Informs Capt. Erasmus Gill that the office has received his letter; Pierce encloses a copy of his account; discusses depreciation.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Captain Erasmus Gill; John Pierce; Milligan; ;
Related Places Richmond; Petersburg;
Keywords account of depreciation; prices; error; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
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Cap Erasmus Gill
July 24 1787
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Dr [indecipherable] Richmond July 24 1787
I intended to have waited on you prior to my leaving Petersburgh, but was disappointed. I have since my return received a copy of the stating of your account of depreciation and also settled with Mr. Milligan and also of that with the [indecipherable], by which it appears that your [indecipherable] & rations have been twice drawn from Decem 10 [indecipherable] to Jary 1 82 tho' the latter has been at different prices, but on the whole brings you considerably in debt to the United States or the State of Virginia.
I am convinced the error arose from a supposition that the amount settled with Milligan was for your expences, which was not the case as appears by an exact copy of it I have now enclosed you. A copy also of your depreciation account settled with this State I also inclose you and am with esteem
Dsir
Your obt sevt.