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John Richardson discusses army accounts with Joseph Howell

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Ltrs Sent, J Howell, Comm. Accounts, RG93 view image
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Document Information
Date October 17, 1787
Author Name John Richardson (primary)
Recipient Name Joseph Howell (primary)
Summary John Richards discusses settlements for himself and Captains Lawrence and Helms with Joseph Howell.
Document Format Letterbook
Document Notes Cited in Howell to Biddle 10/25/1787
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Joseph Howell; John Nicholson; John Richardson; Captain Lawrence; Captain Helms; Joseph Howell; General Knox; Mr. Pierce; Colonel Biddle; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; ;
Keywords pay; rations; depreciation; interest; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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Philadelphia Oct 17th 1787

Dear Sir

I have after consulting our friend J Lawrence found that our settlement with John Nicholson Esq was erroneous and deficient with respect to depreciation. I was to have received from the State and by J Lawrence I applied to Nicholson before the 1st April but was advised not to go to a settlement, since which Lawrence and Helm have got their accounts resettled and a balance from the state allowed and interest paid on it - I accordingly with our friend Colo Biddle waited on J N Esq (undecipherable) who agrees if you state the accounts to allow what shall be due on State Acc. Cap Lawrence you'll please to observe and others received the commutation of one years pa which I never did and they were deprived of depreciation on it at the friendship of Colo Biddle, Jno Nicholson Esq and Major Pierce. I have to request your sending a statement of


of what I ought to receive form the state and as interest is immediately due on it, it will to me be of consequence and Mr Pierce assures me an application to General Knox and your settlement with me, I shall be undoubtedly allowed the land and properly applying will be allowed the balance due form the United states- you will therefore oblige me much by omitting no opportunity by post or otherwise of sending me your statement of what depreciation I am entitled to from the state as, having never had a Genl settlement might occasion some delay - I inclose the account of Pay and Rations I received and request your interference - this request will be seconded by my good friend and brother to whose care I request you to address your letters directed to me, in the meantime am with great respect - Yours

P Richardson