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Use of Horses for General Washington's Funeral

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Manning Collection, RG217 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Manning Collection, RG217 view image
Document Information
Date December 27, 1799
Author Name Edward Jeffers (primary)
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary Jeffers makes his mark to acknowledge receipt of a sum to pay him for the use of horses during the funeral of General Washington.
Document Format Document Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Edward Jeffers; John Wilkins, Jr., Quartermaster General; James Miller, Agent; ;
Related Places Campington; Centre Square; ;
Keywords cannon; carriages; funeral honors; ;
Key Phrases [not available]
Transcription

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No 35 [circled in pencil: 522] [written in pencil Dec. 27, 1799]
Voucher
Hire of Horses to haul Cannon for the funeral Honors paid the late illustrious Commander in Chief Genl Washington
3 75/100 Drs
Edward Jeffers
The United States to Edward Jeffers Dr
1799 Decr 17th for the hire of 5 Horses to haul 5 Cannon with their carriages from Campington to Centre Square for the funeral honors paid to the late illustrious Commander in Chief General Washington - by order of the Secretary at War - $3.75/100
Recd Philada Decr. 27th 1799 from John Wilkins Jr.
Quarter Master General Mr James Miller Agt - Three dollars and Seventy five Cents in full the above accot
3 75/100 Drs
Signed Duplicate Rects
Edward [his Ej mark] Jeffers
Witness Edgar Patterson