Joseph Howell discusses army accounts with Clement Biddle

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Date October 25, 1787
Author Name Joseph Howell (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Clement Biddle (primary)
Summary Joseph Howell discusses the accounts of Captain John Richardson with Colonel Clement Biddle. Howell is assisting Richardson in obtaining a certificate.
Document Format Letterbook
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Related Persons/Groups Clement Biddle; Joseph Howell; Clement Biddle; Captain John Richardson;
Related Places New York; Pennsylvania; ;
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New York Oct 25th 1787

Dear Sir

Yesterday I was presented with a letter from Captain John Richardson bearing date the 17th instant wherein he requests me to transmit to you a statement of his account with the United States to enable him to settle with the state of Pennsylvania, agreeably to his request I have enclosed this statement which will inform Mr Nicholson that Cap Richardson has accounted for all the monies received by him from the

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the United states, by the statement of his specie (undecipherable)their appear a balance of 366 (undecipherable) dollars for which I will issue a certificate on his sending a proper order directed to John Pierce Esquire Paymaster General as it may be drawn in my favour - Cap Richardson claims a depreciation on money received by him for rations, due while a prisoner this I cannot admit of their being no act of Congress t justify me and if appreciated of this nature was admitted it would open a door for numberley applications - If an order is out on for the above balance you will please put it under cove t Mr Pierce directed to the care of - Dr Sr J Howell Jr

Col Clement Biddle