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Acknowledging Receipt of Money in Gold and Bank Draft

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CollectionConnecticut Historical Society: Jeremiah Wadsworth Papers view image
Document Information
Date October 28, 1788
Author Name William Knox (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Jeremiah Wadsworth (primary) Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Summary Acknowledges receipt of 150 pounds [weight or British currency is unclear] in gold, along with a draft on Richard Platt for $1000, brought from Hartford by Captain William Price. Asks that Wadsworth send a letter from William Knox, intended for Henry Knox at Hartford, to Boston, where the Secretary of War has been unfortunately detained.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Colonel Jeremiah Wadsworth; William Knox; Richard Platt; Captain William Price; Secretary of War; General Knox; ;
Related Places Hartford, Connecticut; War Office; New York; Boston; ;
Keywords lawful money; gold; draft; letter; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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Wm Knox - War OfficeOct. 2d 1788
War Office2
The HonbleJeremiah Wadsworth EsquireHartfordConnecticut
N York Oct 28
War Office 28th Octr 1788
Sir/
I have to aknowledge the receipt this day of
One Hundred and Fifty pounds Lawful Money all in Gold,
and of a draft on Richard Platt Esqr. for One thousand
Dollars brought from Hartford by Capt. Wm. Price-- Mr.
Platt had previously informed me that he had a thousand
Dollars Subject to my order in consequence of a letter he
received from you on the 25th Instant.
In the absence of the Secretary at War
I have the Honor to be
Sire, Your Most Obedt Servant
Wm. Knox
[different handwriting:]
NB. The above sums of £450
were charged Genl. Knox the 23d Octr 1788
[first hand again:]
Col. J. Wadsworth
PS. As Genl. Knox is to remain at Boston some time
longer I beg you to send on under another cover the letter
directed for him to your care at Hartford.