Joseph Howell discusses army accounts with General Irvine

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Date December 21, 1787
Author Name Joseph Howell (primary) Location: Office of Army Accounts, New York
Recipient Name General William Irvine (primary)
Summary Joseph Howell discusses the accounts of Lieutenant Colonel Bayard and Colonel Wood with General Irvine.
Document Format Letterbook
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Related Persons/Groups General William Irvine; Joseph Howell; Lieutenant Colonel Bayard; Colonel Wood; General Irvine; Jonathan Redman; Mr. Nesbitt; Comptroller General Pennsylvania; Colonel Wood; recruiting service; ;
Related Places Office of Army Accounts, New York; Pennsylvania; ;
Keywords accounts; claim; papers; ;
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Dr Lieut Colo Stephen Bayard

Dec 12 1776) % the state of Pennsyla for this sun received of Jno Redman Esq for the purpose of recruiting the 3d regiment......... 750..........Dolls 2000 16 to ditto............forditto received of Jno M Nesbitt for ditto......1000 30 To ditto.......for ditto of ditto for ditto.......1000

Frby 25 1777

to ditto........for ditto recd of ditto.....for ditto......1000.....3000

Dolls 5000

Dear Sir

Office of Army Account Dec 25 1787

The above charges against Colo Bayard were sent to this office by the comtroller Generl of Pennsyla the receipts for which I suppose are in his possession. The accounts of Colo Wood are now before me among his papers is an account of Colo Bayards for balance of pay due his compt to the first of November 1776 which balance amounting to 203.6.3 was paid him on the 19 (undecipherable) 1777

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1777 the 5000 dollars does not appear to have been accounted for at least their are no papers with those of Colo Woods that can throw any light on the subject.

I am sir Yo

J Howell Jr

Genl Wm Irvine

to the foregoing sums received by Colonel Bayard.

I find he has received of Colonel Wood in Januy and Febry 1776 one hundred and eighty dollars and on the 23d of February 1777 the sum of nine hundred and ten dollars for the recruiting service for which their are receipts.

I am J Howell Jr

Gen Irvine