Proposed Arrangement for the Pay of the Troops

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Date August 30, 1798
Author Name Porteous, Murdoch & Co. (primary) Location: Schenectady
Recipient Name William Simmons (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary They have heard that the troops in New York State are complaining that they do not receive their pay. As the firm has successful business in Canada but worry about the safe transmission of money, they propose that they pay cash to the troops and receive government bills in return.
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Related Persons/Groups William Simmons; Porteous, Murdoch & Co.; Porteaus, Murdoch & Co.; troops; Mayor North; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Schenectady; Oswego; Niagara; Canada; New York; ;
Keywords complain; not getting their pay; pay; business; discontent of the troops; want of safe conveyances; cash; government bills; to our order; transporting money; well paid; garrison; business; approbation of Government; ;
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