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Joseph Howell discusses army accounts with Clement Biddle

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Ltrs Sent, J Howell, Comm. Accounts, RG93 view image
Document Information
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


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