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Accountability for Money

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Manuscript File, RG93 view image
Document Information
Date January 2, 1784
Author Name Captain Colfax (primary) Location: Pompton
Recipient Name John Pierce (primary) Location: West Point
Summary Request for a decision as to the accountablity for monies received.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups John Pierce; Captain Colfax; Gibbs; Gibbs's man;
Related Places West Point; Pompton; Pompton;
Keywords receipts; pay; Guard; monies; sums; absentees; business; payments; Corps; money; residue; payment; next post; matter; subjects;
Key Phrases [not available]

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From Capt Colfax
Jany 2. 1784
John Pierce Esq.
PM General
West Point
Pompton 2nd Jany 1782
Dear Pierce

Gibbs has sent to me for the

receipts for Pay [undecipherable] of the [undecipherable]
in my posession, from 77 to [undecipherable]_ I
sent all I have, which will
acct for the monies recd after I
joined the guard / March/78) except
some small sums remaining on
hand belonging to absentees. have
these sums were [undecipherable] of. Gibbs
must can best inform you.
But the business of my letter is
to inform you, as may recollect
yourself, that some of the receipts

for payment was [undecipherable] by me. [undecipherable]
as I was not [undecipherable] officer or PMaster
to the Corps, I suppose you would hold Gibbs accountable. For what
I did, was merely as a friend from
& he always recd the money, or the
overdue, after the paymt was
over. Now that I have sent him
these receipts, I have nothing here
if you should call on me to
acct for money recd in that
[undecipherable]. I must therefore
request you to inform me by
the next post, whether you make
Gibbs accountable, if not, it
will be necessary that I should

come to settle the matter while [undecipherable]
is within you. otherwise it may
involve me in difficulty very inadvertently.

Gibbs man is in a

great hurry or I would write
you on other subjects - such as -

But can only say
I am most sincerely [undecipherable]

your servt

Betty thanks you
for [undecipherable] by
Gibbs letter - & begs
me to tender his
to you, in return
Now comes on
B. Letterman
Mr. Pierce